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What is PUBLIC KEY CRYPTOGRAPHY (PKC)

Introduced in 1976 by Martin Hellman and Whitfield Diffie of the USA. This allows for the secure transmission of data in PGP (pretty good privacy). It is non-secret encryption which is different to the cryptography where both parties use the same machine to send and receive data. These two machines will have the same electronic key.

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