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Glossary of Security Terms: Ciphertext

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Mozilla (stylized as moz://a) is a free software community founded in 1998 by members of Netscape.

In cryptography, a ciphertext is a scrambled message that conveys information but is not legible unless decrypted with the right cipher and the right secret (usually a key), reproducing the original cleartext. A ciphertext's security, and therefore the secrecy of the contained information, depends on using a secure cipher and keeping the key secret.

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Mozilla (stylized as moz://a) is a free software community founded in 1998 by members of Netscape.

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