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Accounting Information Systems

11th Edition
Ulric J. Gelinas + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337552127

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Ulric J. Gelinas + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337552127
Textbook Problem

Referring to Appendix 9A, discuss fully the following statement: “Protecting the private key is a critical element in public key cryptography.”

Summary Introduction

To discuss: The given statement

Introduction:

Accounting Information System (AIS) is said to be the specialized subsystem of the Information System (IS). AIS can be used in the business events for the purpose of collecting, processing, and reporting the financial information.

Explanation

Discuss the given statement:

It is given that protecting the private key is the critical element. Data encryption includes a single key that can be used to encrypt and decrypt the message. The single key can be used by the sender and receiver to encrypt and decrypt the message respectively.

If the key used in data encryption is not kept secret, then the safety of the system will be negotiated. Public key cryptography helps to solve the issue. Public key cryptography will provide a pair of keys...

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