How Does Encryption Work, and Is It Really Safe?

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For many, the word “encryption” probably stirs up James Bond-esque images of a villain with a briefcase handcuffed to his wrist with nuclear launch codes or some other action movie staple. In reality, we all use encryption technology on a daily basis, and while most of us probably don’t understand the “how” or the “why,” we are sure that data security is important, and if encryption helps us to accomplish that, then we’re definitely on board. Nearly every computing device we interact with on a daily basis utilizes some form of encryption technology. From smartphones (which can often have their data encrypted), to…

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