private key cryptography


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private key cryptography

Typically refers to secret key cryptography, which uses the same secret key. However, the use of the term "private" is confusing, because in public key cryptography (a different architecture), a "private key" is used. See cryptography.
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Scientific-Atlanta's PowerKEY digital conditional access system uses both public and private key cryptography for support of advanced two-way applications.

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