Decryption is the process of reverting encrypted data to its original format.
When data transfers from one place to another, a cipher encrypts it, meaning the data changes from its original format (plaintext) to an unreadable format (ciphertext). That way, the data is useless if someone tries to intercept or steal it. When data reaches its destination, the cipher uses a key to decrypt it back into plaintext. Decryption is also known as Transport Layer Security (TLS).
Emails, customer data, and images are just a few everyday items that an encryption-decryption process protects — that is, if the website hosting those items is secure. Most websites (like Webflow) use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption to protect data. You can tell if a website is secure if its URL contains https:// instead of http://.
All Webflow data — including your account, payment information, and website data — is automatically end-to-end encrypted with SSL, so you don’t have to worry about encrypting it yourself. We build security into your web design to keep your site and account secure.