Asymmetric key cryptography/Definition

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A definition or brief description of Asymmetric key cryptography.

A category of cryptographic techniques, which greatly simplify key management, which are based on mathematically related key pairs, such that the "public" key can be used to encrypt and be freely available, and only the holder of the "private" key can decrypt the message