Is the knowledge of sending and storing data encrypted. This is done so the data can only be read by the person encrypting the data and the person(s) for whom the information is intended. But encryption techniques are also used by malware called ransomware. Ransomware encrypts a users’ data without his consent and offers to provide him with the key for a certain compensation. More information can be found in our blog post, How to encrypt files and folders.

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