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# Public Key Cryptographic Algorithm (asymmetric)

Public Key Cryptographic Algorithm (asymmetric) definition in **Computer Security** terms:

Acronym(s): *None*

Definition(s): A cryptographic algorithm that uses two related keys, a public key and a private key. The two keys have the property that determining the private key from the public key is computationally infeasible.

**Source(s):** NIST SP 800-21 Second edition (NIST SP 800-57)

Synonym(s): *None*

reference: CSRC Glossary

Tags: computer security

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