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Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

PUBLIC KEY INFRASTRUCTURE (PKI)

A public key infrastructure (PKI) is a system designed to facilitate the use of public/ private keys in encryption. The public keys are published but a private one is held securely by each individual in the network. A message can be sent to individuals using the public key to encrypt it, but only the holder of the private key can decipher it.

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public key encryption

public key encryption See cryptography, RSA encryption.

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