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Public Key Cryptographic Algorithm (asymmetric)

Acronym(s):
asymmetric
Definition(s):

  A cryptographic algorithm that uses two related keys, a public key and a private key. The two keys have the property that deriving the private key from the public key is computationally infeasible.
Source(s): FIPS 140-2

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