What is encryption and how does it secure your privacy…???
What is encryption?
Encryption is a way of scrambling data so that only authorized parties can understand the information. In technical terms, it is the process of converting human-readable plaintext to incomprehensible text, also known as ciphertext. In simpler terms, encryption takes readable data and alters it so that it appears random.
You should also think about encrypting your data to secure your online privacy. In reality, businesses that handle your data may encrypt it, so you’re obviously doing it already to some extent. Your bank, for example, most likely uses SSL and TLS certificates to encrypt its website.
The connection between your browser and the server is encrypted if you see a padlock at the start of your browser address bar. If you’re filling in a form without the padlock, a hacker could attach a malicious program to the server that hosts the website that could listen in to your communications and steal your data. If you’re filling it in with SSL/TLS, no one can listen in.
Then how hackers can access your personal data online ???
If a website’s URL starts with HTTPS:// rather than HTTP://, you can say it’s using SSL/TSL. In comparison to HTTP, HTTPS is a much more secure protocol. But keep in mind that encryption only serves to safeguard communications. Your information could be vulnerable to any intrusion on the company’s network once it’s stored on the company’s server.
To avoid having your browsing history monitored, you may want to try Tor, an anonymous, encrypted browser network. Tor is sometimes used by investigative journalists and NGOs operating in hostile environments. Tor, on the other hand, isn’t completely secure malware has been known to be delivered via it, and it’s still vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks.
When it comes to protecting your privacy online, encryption is a huge plus. Governments, on the other hand, do not necessarily approve. Some are attempting to compel technology companies to provide a loophole that allows intelligence forces to access data. The concern is that hackers will want to break in as soon as you leave a backdoor open.
Finally, if you’re concerned about your online safety, stay current on cybersecurity issues. New threats arise on a regular basis, and new strategies for coping with them emerge in response. Keep your brain updated by checking in with the IT security group every so often, and find out the new news here at CYBERNIKUNJ, just as you would the computer apps.
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