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Symmetric Algorithm

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Symmetric Algorithm - definition(s)

Symmetric algorithm - This is an encryption algorithm where the same key is used for both encryption and decryption (unlike asymmetric where different keys are used).   The key used in a symmetric algorithm is often called a secret key because it has to be kept secret by all users of the system, unlike a public key that has to be made available to everyone.   See algorithm, cryptography.

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