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Encryption Process III

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Which encryption method is most widely used and why?

A

Symmetric Encryption: this method is much faster to send and receive messages.

B

Symmetric Encryption: this method is easier to use with SSL and HTTPS.

C

Public Key Encryption: this method does not require a secure channel for exchanging keys.

D

Public Key Encryption: this method is more widely available than other methods.