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This tag is to be used for questions about the encryption of Tor traffic or questions about encrypted data related to Tor.

The process of encoding a message so that it can be read only by the sender and the intended recipient. For example, when visiting HTTPS websites, the data being transferred from you to the website and vice versa is encrypted so nobody else can see it. This is why it is unsafe to enter passwords and other sensitive information in websites that are not secure. Their connection is not encrypted and thus your traffic is being exposed. The Tor network encrypts your traffic 3 times when your connection goes through Tor nodes and VPNs encrypt your traffic to and from the VPN servers.