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What do we do to secure information that we send to other people?
We encrypt it.
What is encryption?
Encryption is the process of obscuring information to make it unreadable without special knowledge.
Encryption works hand and hand with ____________.
Cryptology
What is cryptology?
The study of message security.
What are the two different key types in key cryptology?
Private key and public key
What is the public key?
The public key is the scrambled data that can be seen publicly.
What is the private key?
The private key is the personal key that only the person who you want to see the message has used to unscramble the message.
How can you tell if a website is safe or secure?
You can tell by seeing if there is a padlock in the bottom corner of the webpage.
What is another way to tell of website security?
You can also tell if in the web address if it says https:
What other things does encryption help secure?
Cell phone information and ATM transactions.
What are two things to be aware of in email security?
Phishing and spam.
What is spam?
Spam is electronic junk mail or unwanted messages that are unsolicited and sent to a large number of people.
What is phishing?
Phishing is an online game used to attempt to gain access of personal information.
What is a password?
A password is a form of secret authenitcation data that is used to control access to a resource.
What are some things to help protect your password security?
Make passwords to be longer with different characters.