GeekWord – cleartext

cleartext [noun] kleertekst

Data transmitted in cleartext is not encrypted, hidden or obfuscated in any way. It can be read by anyone with access to the network that it was transmitted on.

If you’re sending credit card information in cleartext, you might as well hand the crooks your money.


About Todd E. Grady

I'm a dad, husband, IT guy and geek of all trades.

Posted on 12.07.2011, in GeekWord, Technology and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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