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Asymmetric-Key Algorithm

Acronym(s):

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Definition(s):

  A cryptographic algorithm that uses two related keys, a public key and a private key. The two keys have the property that determining the private key from the public key is computationally infeasible. Also known as a public-key algorithm.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-133 (Superceded by Rev. 1)

Synonym(s):
Public-Key Algorithm
  A cryptographic algorithm that uses two related keys, a public key and a private key. The two keys have the property that determining the private key from the public key is computationally infeasible.
Source(s): NIST SP 800-56B Rev. 1
Public-Key Cryptographic Algorithm
Asymmetric Key Algorithm
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