What Is Ciphertext?

August 14, 2023

The ciphertext is plaintext encrypted through a cryptographic algorithm. The text is unreadable and requires converting the message back into plaintext using a cryptographic key or specific method to become understandable.

Ciphertexts provide security during data transmission and storage, allowing only designated parties with the decryption method to decode the message.

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