Public Key Encryption

Public Key Encryption is an asymmetrical encryption method for any kind of digital information exchange. It is referred to as “asymmetrical” because the originator and the addressee use two different keys. The system uses a public as well as a private key. Transferred data is encrypted via the public key. Only the addressee can decipher the message with its counterpart (the private key). In reverse, messages can be signed with the private key. If the public key matches the signature, the identity of the originator, who used the secret code to create the digital signature, is proven.

Public Key Encryption is an asymmetrical encryption method for any kind of digital information exchange. It is referred to as “asymmetrical” because the originator and the addressee use two different keys. The system uses a public as well as a private key. Transferred data is encrypted via the public key. Only the addressee can decipher the message with its counterpart (the private key). In reverse, messages can be signed with the private key. If the public key matches the signature, the identity of the originator, who used the secret code to create the digital signature, is proven.