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Public-Key Encryption

  • William J. Buchanan
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Part of the Macmillan Master Series book series

Abstract

Public-key algorithms use a secret element and a public element to their code. One of the main algorithms is RSA. Compared with DES it is relatively slow but it has the advantage that users can choose their own key whenever they need one. The most commonly used public-key cryptosystems are covered in the next sections.

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© William Buchanan 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • William J. Buchanan
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  1. 1.School of ComputingNapier UniversityEdinburghUK

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