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clear text

Abbreviation(s) and Synonym(s):

None

Definition(s):

  Information that is not encrypted.
Source(s):
NIST SP 800-82 Rev. 2 under Clear Text

  Intelligible data, the semantic content of which is available. Note: Clear text data is, by definition, not encrypted.
Source(s):
CNSSI 4009-2015 (ISO/IEC 7498-2:1989)

  Intelligible data, the semantic content of which is available.
Source(s):
NISTIR 5153 under Clear-text (ISO DIS 10181-2)