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In asymmetric encryption, there are two keys (generally public and private keys), anything encrypted with one key, can only be decrypted with the opposite key.

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Public-key cryptography, or asymmetric cryptography, is a cryptographic system that uses pairs of keys Each pair consists of a public key (which may be known to others) and a private key (which may not be known by anyone except the owner) The generation of such key pairs depends on cryptographic algorithms which are based on mathematical problems termed one-way functions Effective security requires keeping the private key private the public key can be openly distributed without compromising securityIn such a system, any person can encrypt a message using the intended receiver's public key, but that encrypted message can only be decrypted with the receiver's private key

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