The process of encryption scrambles data in such a way
that the original information can only be recovered using a
corresponding decryption process and the correct key.
Encryption and decryption are common techniques in cryptography
and the scientific discipline behind secure communications.
Image encryption is the most secure solution for storing images
on a web server. Encrypted images cannot be displayed without
first being decrypted. Otherwise, they cannot be displayed,
making any images stored on a server not only secure from
unauthorized linking by the public, but they are also secure
from web hosting staff and your web master.
First developed by ArtistScope in 1998, Secure Image is the
only solution that will display encrypted images on a web page.
Encrypted images created by ArtistScope copy protection solutions cannot be displayed in any image viewer, except ArtistScope's security viewer and only from the owner's website. The key code for decryption is embedded into the image and when loaded, the security applet checks the key code against the URL that is displaying the website. If the encrypted image's key code does not match the website, the image is not displayed.
Encrypted images stored on your site are safe from staff
and your web host. They are also safe from retrieval from
browser cache (temporary internet files) because the image in
cache is the encrypted version and not one that has been
decrypted. Only ArtistScope's security applet can decrypt the
image and it does that only while displaying it on an
authorized website. The encrypted image is view only.
ArtistScope ensures that only licensed users can use the full
version of their image encryption programs by custom compiling
each program or order. License codes are not distributed.
Instead, the key codes are embedded into the compiled software,
ensuring that the technology is not distributed to hackers.
- Introduction to encryption
- HTML encryption
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