Definitions for "Encryption Key"
The key used in a cryptographic algorithm to translate the plaintext to ciphertext.
A value that controls how information is enciphered or deciphered. Often called the public key. (See data encrypting key)
A group of characters which is used to initiate the encryption process. Each partner of a trading partner pair must have possession of the same key.
a small random code that is used by a computer program to scramble your information so only the intended reader can decode it
A sequence of characters used to encode and decode a file.