Could someone explain "DEK" for me?

Kazuya Matsumoto venona at
Sat Oct 23 19:08:03 CEST 2004

On Sat, 23 Oct 2004 02:18:33 +0800
Zuxy <zuxy.meng at> wrote:

> As in "public key encrypted data: good DEK". I'm a translator:-)

DEK stands for "Data Encryption Key" :-)
See pubkey-enc.c of version 1.3.91 at line 182.

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