If the message is encrypted symmetrically...
Joseph Oreste Bruni
jbruni at mac.com
Wed Jun 20 20:14:55 CEST 2007
By definition of symmetric encryption, you must use the same key to
decrypt that was used to encrypt. I'm not sure what you're really
When you say "public key is used to generate symmetric key" you lost
me. Symmetric keys are typically just random numbers pulled from /dev/
random or similar.
On Jun 20, 2007, at 9:26 AM, Andrew Berg wrote:
> Why can't I use the same (symmetric) key I used to encrypt (public key
> is used to generate symmetric key that the corresponding private key
> can calculate) to decrypt?
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