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Please describe three data encryption technologies that have been set as industry standards for data being transmitted over a network?

Put in consideration that the data is being submitted to web sites over a network.

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There are a lot of encryption standards that are used in the industry.

The main type of encryption are symmetric key,public key and hashing.

  • Symmetric key encryption includes Data encryption standard (DES), Advanced encryption standard(AES) etc
  • Public key encryption are knapsack, RSA, Diffie Hellman etc
  • Hashing is the most famous technology used. It includes SHA-1, MD5, Tiger Hash etc


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# Comment Id: 121076

There are different data encryption technologies available today. One of the most commonly used is the symmetric encryption, where both sender and receiver have a single key to encrypt and decrypt data. Some programs that fall in this category are AES (Advanced Encryption Standard), DES (Data Encryption Standard) and Blowfish.

Another common encryption technology is the asymmetric encryption. Here you have a private key and a public key, making it more secured than the first one. Diffie-Hellman and RSA are the best two types of asymmetric encryption known.

Lastly we have the one-way encryption or better known as the hash function. This is mostly used for password security especially over the internet. When a user keys in his password, the system takes it and converts it into a hash, then it will be compared to the hash stored inside to see if they are match. The most popular programs under this category are MD5 and SHA1. 

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