What is an asymmetric algorithm?

Asymmetric algorithms are foundational in modern cryptography, employing a pair of keys: a public key for encryption and a private key for decryption or signing. This structure enables secure communications and digital signing, as only the recipient with the corresponding private key can decrypt messages encrypted with their public key. Furthermore, the public-private key pair ensures authenticity and non-repudiation, as others can verify the source using the public key, making asymmetric cryptography a crucial asset in digital security.

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