Encryption is a method of encoding information to protect it from unauthorized access. It is the process of converting plain text or data into a code or cipher text that can only be read or understood by someone who has the key to decode it. Encryption is an essential tool for protecting sensitive information from cybercriminals and other malicious actors who may attempt to steal or intercept it.
Encryption for data in transit is commonly achieved through the use of SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol. SSL provides a secure channel between two devices by encrypting the data that is transmitted between them. When SSL is enabled, any data that is transmitted between a user’s device and a server is encrypted, making it much more difficult for an attacker to intercept and read the data. This is why many websites and web applications use SSL to secure their users’ data. By default, MakeForms uses SSL encryption to ensure that all user data is transmitted securely.
Similarly, when data is at rest, meaning it is stored on servers or devices, it is also vulnerable to attack. Without encryption, hackers could potentially gain access to the data and steal or misuse it. By encrypting data at rest, even if it is stolen, it would still be unreadable and unusable without the encryption key.
Encryption is useful in several ways, including:
MakeForms takes the security and privacy of its users’ data seriously. That’s why encryption is enabled by default for all MakeForms users. This means that from the moment data is submitted to MakeForms, it is encrypted during transit and at rest. MakeForms uses industry-standard encryption protocols to ensure that user data is protected from unauthorized access.