Hybrid Cryptosystems
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Hybrid Cryptosystems

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Which type of cryptography uses pairs of related keys consisting of a public key and a corresponding private key?

Public-key cryptography

In a public-key encryption system, who can encrypt a message?

Anyone with the public key

What does public-key encryption on its own not conceal?

The metadata of a message

Who implemented the RSA encryption algorithm?

<p>Clifford Cocks</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the name of the key exchange method published by Diffie and Hellman?

<p>Diffie-Hellman key exchange</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the security of RSA encryption connected to?

<p>Prime factorization</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which encryption technique is NOT mentioned in the text?

<p>Diffie-Hellman key exchange</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which type of encryption is slower than good symmetric encryption and is often used in combination with symmetric encryption in modern cryptosystems?

<p>Asymmetric encryption</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the key requirement in a public key system?

<p>The public keys can be disseminated widely and openly</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which approach to authenticating public keys uses one or more third parties known as certificate authorities to certify ownership of key pairs?

<p>Public key infrastructure (PKI)</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the main purpose of a digital signature in public key cryptography?

<p>To ensure non-repudiation</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which type of cryptosystem uses a public/private asymmetric key-exchange algorithm to encrypt and exchange a symmetric key, which is then used by symmetric-key cryptography to transmit data?

<p>Hybrid cryptosystem</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the chief security risk in using asymmetric key algorithms?

<p>Private key becoming known</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a potential security vulnerability in using asymmetric keys?

<p>Alteration of public keys</p> Signup and view all the answers

In a man-in-the-middle attack, what does the attacker do with intercepted encrypted messages and responses?

<p>Decrypt and re-encrypt using the correct public keys</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which of the following is a potential weakness of a public key infrastructure (PKI)?

<p>The certificate authority must be trusted by all participating parties</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a man-in-the-middle attack?

<p>An attack where an attacker intercepts and alters communications between two parties without their knowledge</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a potential consequence of an insecure subordinate certificate in a PKI?

<p>A potential man-in-the-middle attack</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a key feature of the RSA Algorithm for public key cryptography?

<p>The anticipation of the factorization problem used to create a trapdoor function</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: Public-key cryptography relies on pairs of related keys, consisting of a public key and a corresponding private key.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: The security of public-key cryptography depends on keeping the private key secret, while the public key can be openly distributed.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: In a public-key encryption system, anyone with a public key can encrypt a message, but only those who know the corresponding private key can decrypt the ciphertext.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

Diffie-Hellman key exchange was developed by Malcolm J. Williamson.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

The RSA encryption algorithm was implemented by Clifford Cocks.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman published the first practical method for establishing a shared secret-key over an authenticated communications channel.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

The RSA algorithm uses exponentiation modulo a product of two very large primes.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

Public key algorithms are faster than symmetric encryption.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

Public key systems require a separate key for each possible pair of users.

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: Hybrid cryptosystems use a public/private asymmetric key-exchange algorithm to encrypt and exchange a symmetric key, which is then used for symmetric-key cryptography to transmit data.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

A "web of trust" is a decentralized approach to authenticating public keys.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: The private key of a pair becoming known is the chief security risk in using asymmetric key algorithms.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

Digital signature schemes can be used for sender authentication.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: Public key schemes are susceptible to a 'brute-force key search attack'.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: A man-in-the-middle attack is a potential security vulnerability in using asymmetric keys.

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: Asymmetric man-in-the-middle attacks can only occur when one user's data is compromised?

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: Man-in-the-middle attacks can be fully preventable when the communications infrastructure is physically controlled by one or both parties?

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: A potential weakness of a public key infrastructure (PKI) is that the certificate authority must be trusted by all participating parties?

<p>True</p> Signup and view all the answers

True or false: An attacker who penetrates a certificate authority's servers and obtains its store of certificates and keys would not be able to mount a man-in-the-middle attack?

<p>False</p> Signup and view all the answers

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