The process of transforming information using an algorithm (called a cipher) to make it unreadable to anyone except those possessing special knowledge, usually referred to as a key.

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How is my password sent across when I check Gmail and access a bank site? [closed]

What encryption is used when my password is sent across in Gmail mails and when I do online banking? RSA? DSA? Public-private key encryption? In key encryption, which entity is assigned a ...
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Does email from one Gmail account to another ever leave the Gmail system?

I ask because I connect to Gmail over HTTPS and if emails sent from one account to another (or the same account, just to back something up) don't actually leave Google then it's end-to-end email ...
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Where can I find a paste service with (client side) encryption? [closed]

I want to: paste / edit a text snippet online encrypt that snippet in my browser store that snippet online tell some of my folks about the url to the snippet AND the passphrase are there services ...
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Is there an encrypting DropBox wrapper?

DropBox seems like a useful service, but not one I'd trust any sensitive files with. Is there an application that encrypts my DropBox files locally before DropBox sees them? Encrypting/decrypting ...
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How does LastPass store my passwords on their website?

LastPass advertises that they do local encryption of passwords before they are transferred and stored on their website. However, when I log in with my past password, I can access all my passwords in ...
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Sign and encrypt web-mail with digital id

Using a digital id to sign and encrypt messages in Outlook has been working fine. However, is there a way to do this in general using web mail via a web ui? I have both GMail and email from an ISP ...