The science of providing information security by reversibly transforming data. Scrambling an egg is a commonplace analogy. The action of mixing the molecules of the egg is like encryption: Because the molecules are mixed up, the egg is in a higher state of entropy or randomness. Being able to unscramble the egg and put it back in its original form would be decryption.
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