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also plain text  (plān′tĕkst′)
The unencrypted form of an encrypted message. Also called cleartext.
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(Telecommunications) telecomm a message set in a directly readable form rather than in coded groups
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CTS, and ACA in its brief, urged the Supreme Court to revert to a narrow, plain-text reading of the language of the law in order to uphold the constitutional principle of federalism and overturn the appellate court ruling.
Although the links in the payment-processing chain where data move unencrypted have shrunk over the years, vulnerable plain-text points remain," the article added.
Reventlov found that while some sensitive activities, such as logging in and editing profile data, are encrypted when sent to Instagram, other data was sent in plain-text. He tested the two attacks on an iPhone 4 running iOS 6, where he first found the problem.
It allows pasting the input text into the form or uploading it as a plain-text UTF-8 file, while the annotated output text can be either displayed or downloaded as a ZIP file.
"Since all the accounts are in plain-text, anyone with an account present in the leak which also has the same password on other sites (e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, etc), should assume that someone has accessed their account,"adviseESET's Anders Nilsson.