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Meaning of "At rest" Given sentence is:

Currently, three types of encryption providers are supported: aescbc, secretbox, and aesgcm. aescb is the recommended choice for encryption at rest.

I want to know "at rest" meaning in this context.

Aug 7, 2018 10:53 AM
Answers · 2
I have a software development background. The phrase "encryption at rest" makes no sense.
August 7, 2018
Normally we use 'at rest' to mean when something is not moving. So for example "The horses are now at rest in the field." or possibly a machine "At rest, the engine rpm is lower than when the car is moving." Does this make sense in this context?
August 7, 2018
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