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Plaintext (also referred to as unencrypted text or clear text) refers to the material entering into an encryption process or emerging from a decryption process. It is "[i]ntelligible data that has meaning and can be understood without the application of decryption."[1]

References Edit

  1. NIST Special Publication 800-21 (2d ed.).

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