ExampleEncryption algorithms are commonly published openly. This makes them more secure over time as peers can review the algorithm and attackers try to find weaknesses in it. A proprietary encryption algorithm with a secret design may be less secure as some details about its design may be discovered at any time that expose flaws.
|Overview: Security Through Obscurity|
|Definition||A design that relies on secrecy to remain secure.|
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