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Encryption transforms plaintext or readable data into ciphertext using cryptographic techniques. This makes sure that the original data is rendered incomprehensible and protected from unauthorized access while being sent or stored. The procedure can be reversed and the original data can be retrieved only by authorized persons who have the corresponding decryption key.

In a variety of digital systems, including communications, data storage, and online transactions, encryption is frequently employed to safeguard sensitive information.