Archive for May, 2009

Encryption, Network and Online Security – Part 2

May 1st, 2009 Mike 1 comment

This post was written by me during my tenure at the Massachusetts Association of REALTORS. Original article here.

This article is part two of a two part series on computer security. Part two features network security, online security, and encryption.

Encryption is a way of scrambling data and communications so only the owner, or the authorized sender and receiver, can read the data. Without the ‘encryption key’, which is usually just a password, the information is just jibberish. Encryption is a great way to protect sensitive data on your computer, such as personal documents, income tax software saved files, and other financial information from prying eyes.

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