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PSCU.com: Making an Unbreakable Code: No form of communication is completely safe from eavesdropping

Jul 09, 2000, 18:59 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Don Fitzwater)

"The Internet has grown from a resource used only by academic and research organizations to a global network that plays an increasingly important role in personal and corporate communications. Sensitive information of all kinds is increasingly finding its way into electronic form and then onto the Internet."

"Unfortunately, because this information is sent over the Internet (which is an open network), valuable data can be easily intercepted and exploited. Obviously, there could be disastrous consequences for individuals and businesses if this information fell into the wrong hands."

"Enter cryptography and encryption software."

"Why encrypt? Before we delve into the how, we should look at why you might want to encrypt your most sensitive information before sending it to the Internet."

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