Could you explain the difference between the public key and private key

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    JudeMac
    Asked on July 17, 2015 at 07:22 AM

    Could you explain the difference between the public key and private key options?

    Thanks



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    Sammy
    Answered on July 17, 2015 at 09:45 AM

    A public key is a key known to everyone while a private key is the key known only to the recipient of a message.

    The public key is the one shared to users with whom you want to exchange information

    When someone is sending you a message they will use the public key you gave them to encrypt the message, to view this message you will use the private key to decrypt it, without the private key you cannot access the message sent.

    I hope this sheds some light on the differences