Could someone explain "DEK" for me?

Zuxy zuxy.meng at
Mon Oct 25 04:02:02 CEST 2004

Thanks a lot. Could you explain these two terms further for me?

On Mon, 25 Oct 2004 02:06:22 +0200, Janusz A. Urbanowicz
<alex at> wrote:
> No, 'session key' implies existence of a session of some kind. Just call it
> 'encryption key'. I did the same.
Are both of them (DEK and session key) symmetrical encryption key?
I once believed use of public key encryption implies a session.

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