# Cryptography - Encryption (Enciphering)

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## About

Encryption is the function of a cipher that transforms usable data into an unreadable form.

It provides confidentiality ^{1)} if a secret is used in the encryption.

## List

There is three class of encryption.

- an asymmetric encryption that used the private key of the private/public key pair
- …

- a symmetric encryption that used a shared secret
- a encryption that uses no key such as digest (hash) or base encryption (base64, 36, …)

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