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==Context==
 
==Context==
Protecting one's secret information, in the modern age of computers, has become synonymous with protect a secret key or a [[Private Key Component]] of a key pair.
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* Protecting one's secret information, in the modern age of computers, has become synonymous with protect a secret key or a [[Private Key Component]] of a key pair.
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* This wiki uses the term [[Credential]] for any secret held by a device that can be used in authenticating a user. The best know credential (2020) is a well-protected private key component.
  
 
==Problems==
 
==Problems==

Revision as of 20:18, 8 July 2020

Full Title or Meme

Good Public Key Cryptography is dependent on the absolute protection of the Private Key Component of the public/private key pair.

Context

  • Protecting one's secret information, in the modern age of computers, has become synonymous with protect a secret key or a Private Key Component of a key pair.
  • This wiki uses the term Credential for any secret held by a device that can be used in authenticating a user. The best know credential (2020) is a well-protected private key component.

Problems

  • Governments have been the primary customers for keeping secrets and, so, the primary customers for cryptography.
  • The challenge with providing good secrecy became a challenge to (1) find a good cryptography algorithm and (2) getting the cryptographic key security into the hands of those who need it.

Solutions

  • NIST SP 800-63-3B established authentication assurance level (AAL) the report on the protection to the users private key components.

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