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The practice and study of techniques for secure communication in the presence of third parties.

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Computer science; Cryptography

Decryption is the process of decoding a message that has been encrypted so that the information contained in the message can be read.

Secure Sockets Layer

Mathematics; General mathematics

The Secure Sockets Layer, abbreviated SSL, is a cryptographic protocol developed by Netscape that employs X.509 certificates to provide communication security over the internet, and is the ...


Computer science; Cryptography

Cryptography is the practice and study of techniques for the construction of protocols which provide confidentiality, data integrity, authentication, and non-repudiation in order to achieve secure ...

cryptographic algorithm

Computer science; Cryptography

A Cryptographic algorithm is an algorithm that employs the mathematics of computational hardness assumptions for the purposes of encrypting, decrypting, authenticating, digitally signing, verifying, ...


Computer science; Cryptography

Encryption is the process of encoding information in such a way that third parties cannot read it but authorized parties can.

x.509 certificate

Computer science; Cryptography

An X.509 certificate is a digital certificate that uses the widely accepted international X.509 public key infrastructure (PKI) standard to verify that a public key belongs to the user, computer or ...

identity-based encryption

Computer science; Cryptography

Identity-Based Encryption (IBE) is a special type of public key encryption where a public key can be any string that carries its own meaning to a user's identity, such as an e-mail address.

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