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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- Spring '11
- Public key infrastructure, Public-key cryptography, Pretty Good Privacy