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What encryption is used when my password is sent across in Gmail mails and when I do online banking?



Public-private key encryption?

In key encryption, which entity is assigned a public and which a private key?

Does each unique machine with a unique MAC address have a unique public and a private key?

Does each instance of a browser have a unique key?

Does each user have a unique private and and a public key?

How does a session key come into the picture?

How do machines receive their keys?


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closed as off-topic by Vidar S. Ramdal, pnuts, jonsca Nov 7 '14 at 12:46

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That is a lot of questions... – Peter Mortensen Nov 6 '14 at 21:37
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about encryption technologies, not about using a web application. – Vidar S. Ramdal Nov 7 '14 at 8:30
IMO may be better suited to Information Security and (slightly) "there is no actual problem to be solved". Also Q mentions browsers. Still pretty "marginal" IF off-topic here but there is also "based on actual problems that you face". – pnuts Nov 7 '14 at 9:58