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Week 7 DQ 2 - key they will not have access to the private...

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What is a key? What are the differences between private key and public key encryption? Provide examples of each. A key is usually a broad term that includes both private and public keys. A key is known as a set of letters or numbers that are used to change data to and from an apparently random phrase. A public key is a key which is sent out freely, which means that anyone in the public can gain access to it. A private key is only known by the sender and the receiver, no one else knows about it. The private key is produced by the public key, but even if someone knows the public
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Unformatted text preview: key they will not have access to the private key. This is what makes the private key so secure and inaccessible by the public. For example: If the sender mails out a suit case with a combination lock, the address on the suit case would be considered the public key which everyone who handles the suit case has access to it. The private key is the combination lock which only the sender and the receiver know about. Once the suit case arrives, the receiver will unlock it by using the proper combination to open the suit case....
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