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Data Encryption Decryption using AES Algorithm, Key and Salt with Java Cryptography Extension

In this tutorial we will implement a full data encryption decryption cycle with Java (only data, not file encryption); encrypt some data using a secret key, salt and iterations and decrypt using the same parameters. We are using the Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) for data encryption/decryption operations. This extension is available in Java 1.4.2 and above; you will have to manually download it for older versions (here). Java supports a number of of encryption algorithms, however we will demonstrate only AES algorithm (the Advanced Encryption Standard) usage.Why should we encrypt data? Encryption and Decryption are highly important security steps; now there are file and data encryption software as well. Data encryption is the mechanism of converting a message (plain text) into some other text (called ciphertext) so that readers can not understand the original message; however some authorized party can understand that ciphertext using the method called Decryption which converts the …
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