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What is Public Key Cryptography?

This question is part of Comptia Security+ Practice Exam- 1
Asked by Proprofs, Last updated: Sep 13, 2020

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John Adney

John Adney

John Adney
John Adney

Answered Oct 19, 2017

Public key can only encrypt and private key can only decrypt.

Public key can encrypt as well as decrypt, private key can only decrypt

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John Smith

John Smith

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John Smith

Answered Dec 09, 2016

You do not need an existing security setup
Public key can only encrypt and private key can only decrypt.

The implementation of Public key cryptography does not need any existing security measure to be implemented. Public key can only encrypt and Private key can only decrypt.
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