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In cryptography, encryption is the process of transforming information (referred to as plaintext) using an algorithm (called cipher) to make it unreadable to anyone except those possessing special knowledge, usually referred to as a key. The result of the process is encrypted information (in cryptography, referred to as ciphertext). In many contexts, the word encryption also implicitly refers to the reverse process, decryption (e.g. ???software for encryption??? can typically also perform decryption), to make the encrypted information readable again (i.e. to make it unencrypted).

Any program which must store or transmit sensitive information should utilize at least some level of encryption. This guide aims to provide a demonstration on how to implement basic encryption in a simple database application.



Hi, I believe the topic is useful, and I hope Euphoria devs will support documentation of how to use encryption natively. I've searched The Archive and found some Gen Eu programs which focuses on encryption:

I don't know which method is optimal for simple encryption of some config files to hide user/password data from generic users, which encryption is good for transfer via network. I wish you to look through into the list and provide some expert investigation and may be classify it (by speed, code readability, simplicity, intended usage etc.). After it we can go further. -sallecta

This article seems to broad/general (almost off-topic). If we need an article on encryption, it can first point to other articles elsewhere on the 'net for basics. Then, this page should be reserved for explaining the specifics of a Euphoria implementation. - euphoric

jeremy, I wonder if each wiki page can have a separate discussion thread...? I've seen other wikis implement a separate Discussion tab for each topic. or for something more permanent, discuss in the forum?

I think to start off, I can add a "Add Comment" box pretty easily that appends comments like this to the bottom of the page. jeremy


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