File Encryption

This can apply to a file that is at rest (sitting in your hard drive unused) or in-transit (being sent in an email). File Encryption scrambles information into unreadable code until it is unlocked with a key. The most common and accepted form of encryption is AES. You may see different numbers like 128-bit or 256-bit following AES. These are different key sizes. The larger the number, the larger the key, and the stronger the encryption.

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