A CDE Definition
Data that has been encrypted for security purposes. See plaintext.
(1) Text that contains no formatting. See text email.
(2) Text that has not been encrypted. Also called "cleartext," plaintext is readable by any text editor such as Notepad and word processors that import ASCII text (almost all do). Contrast with "ciphertext," which is text that has been encrypted. See cryptography.
Plaintext Becomes Ciphertext
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