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key escrow

Escrow stands for trust. Key escrow is therefore the trustee function of a trusted third party, such as a trusted third party( TTP), with whom a key can be deposited. This can also be public institutions, such as law enforcement agencies, which can obtain the private key via the higher- level institution na and thus decrypt the encrypted messages.

The advantage of key escrow is that lost keys can be retrieved from the trusted entity.

Englisch: key escrow
Updated at: 09.11.2011
#Words: 74
Links: trustee, trusted third party (TTP), trusted third party (TTP), key (K), vertical interconnect access (PCB) (via)
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