Up One Level


HEX / Hexadecimal

 

Hexadecimal, or 'Hex' for short is a numbering system using base 16 (as opposed to the usual base 10). Hex is a useful way to express binary computer numbers in which a byte is normally expressed as having 8 bits; with 2 hex characters representing eight binary digits - aka a byte.

'Hex' is word, sometimes used by 'techies' to throw ordinary users off the scent; invariably it only clouds the issue!


*** The Information Security Glossary ***
Previous PageTop of this pageNext Page



Buy Now:

 

This Glossary forms part of the RUsecure Security Policy Suite... visit RUsecure Security Policy World
Use of the guidance contained within RUsecure™ is subject to the End User Licence Agreement
This site created with EasyHTMLHelp(tm) for MS Word
 Risk Associates: Resources for Security Risk Analysis, ISO 17799 / BS7799, Security Policies and Security Audit