Asymmetric Algorithms

Some articles on algorithms, asymmetric:

History Of Cryptography - Modern Cryptography - Public Key
... public development of a new class of enciphering algorithms, the asymmetric key algorithms ... Prior to that time, all useful modern encryption algorithms had been symmetric key algorithms, in which the same cryptographic key is used with the underlying ... In contrast, asymmetric key encryption uses a pair of mathematically related keys, each of which decrypts the encryption performed using the other ...