Advice Request Difference between Password-Protected and Encryption?

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ForgottenSeer 85179

Yes they're difference.
- Encryption mostly mean only protect the transport from e.g. user to Server
- password protection protect the data itself against unauthorized access as it's just plaintext without.

Best example:
Nowadays Email is transport protected so no (normal) attacker can read the content
But the email server from user side, the email server from receiver side and of course the receiver itself can read the mail without any special stuff as it's just plaintext
 

TairikuOkami

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I would worry only about OneNote 2003. Office 2007–2013 employed 128-bit key AES password protection. Office 2016 employed 256-bit key AES.
OneNote uses encryption to secure password-protected sections. If you forget any of your section passwords, no one will be able to unlock those notes for you (not even Microsoft Technical Support). Take care when adding passwords to your notebook sections and when changing them.
 

MegenM

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Yes they're difference.
- Encryption mostly mean only protect the transport from e.g. user to Server
- password protection protect the data itself against unauthorized access as it's just plaintext without.

Best example:
Nowadays Email is transport protected so no (normal) attacker can read the content
But the email server from user side, the email server from receiver side and of course the receiver itself can read the mail without any special stuff as it's just plaintext
Thanks for the explanation :)
 
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