Glossary of terms

  • Encryption algorithm or encryption Procedure that transforms a message without altering its linguistic structure or meaning, so it is incomprehensible, or at least difficult to understand for people that do not have the encryption key. It allows protecting information securely.
  • Exploit Piece of software, data fragment, or script to automate the use of an error, bug or vulnerability to cause an unexpected or unwanted behavior in computer software, hardware or electronic component.