All posts must be a minimum of 250-300 words. All responses should be label R.1, R.2 AND so on.

For this assignment, create a new message and address the following items in your response. Describe the five basic attacks on authentication systems. Outline the symmetric encryption process and explain the components involved in the process. Summarize the different situations in which people use file encryption software. Describe the different categories of asymmetric encryption algorithms and how they are used in practice.