Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)

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Public key infrastructure (PKI) is a set of processes, hardware and software components, and other elements involved in managing digital certificates and public-key encryption. SSL certificates, for instance, are managed by PKI. These certificates assure website visitors that they’re sending information to the intended recipient. Several problems associated with PKI can create vulnerabilities, such as weak encryption methods, lengthy certificate lifespans, and compromised certificates or certificates issued to the wrong party.