03 What is asymmetric encryption?

In an asymmetric encryption method (also called public key method), there is not only one key, but two, in contrast to a symmetric method. This so-called key pair consists of a private key (secret) and a public key (not secret).

With the private key, data is decrypted or a digital signature is generated. With the public key, data can be encrypted and generated signatures can be checked for authenticity.

GCWizard knows the following asymmetric encryption methods: