Basic Encryption Methods


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Encryption is the process of:

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1. Symmetric encryption uses:

2. Asymmetric encryption uses:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Can you identify the differences between symmetric and asymmetric encryption? Answer questions like this in the following quiz to test your knowledge of basic encryption procedures and facts.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these questions to see what you know about:

  • What encryption does
  • The difference between symmetric and asymmetric encryption
  • What a key is in relation to encryption

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information about how encryption strength is measured from the material
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases as they relate to encryption, such as an encryption key
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as symmetric and asymmetric encryption processes

Additional Learning

Learn more about methods of encryption with the lesson titled Basic Encryption Methods. It will help you understand things like:

  • Examples of symmetric and asymmetric encryption protocols
  • Which type of encryption mentioned has been broken before
  • Why symmetric encryption can be considered weaker than asymmetric