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Cryptography, public key and private key

  1. Sep 18, 2012 #1
    Hello Forum,

    If Alice wants to send a secret message to Bob, she has to encrypt it first to keep the message secure.

    Who issues the public key in this case and who uses the private key?

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  3. Sep 18, 2012 #2


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    Have you checked usual sources, like wikipedia? Or any pages shown by Google when you search for "public key" or "private key"?
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