Encryption: Why Encoding Information is Needed to Protect Your Data

This article from NASDAQ (yes, that one) could be useful to share with the less technically literate who might think that the padlock symbol in their browser means their information is safe…:

[…] While most people are aware that their privacy might be in danger when on the internet, the truth is, however, that many don’t fully understand what the word encryption even means, how it works, and why it is an important factor in maintaining the privacy so many people and businesses want and require.

There’s no need to worry. We’ll dive into these aspects in hopes of shedding light on the confusing world of encryption.

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