in reply to Difference between encoding and encryption?
Here's the primary difference, which is largely functional:
While it is true that all you are essentially doing is exchanging one set of symbols for another, there is a function involved which makes all the difference.
When you encode something the function is directly reversible, such that:
Of course, that's an oversimplification, but you get the idea. You use the same index chart for translating both ways.
encryption involves 2 functions:data * func(yourPublicKey, myPrivateKey) = data`
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Re (tilly) 2: Difference between encoding and encryption?
by tilly (Archbishop) on Mar 27, 2001 at 06:59 UTC
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 21, 2004 at 05:20 UTC