How do I make my pub key private?

How do I change my public key to private?

Use Existing Public and Private Keys

  1. Click Conversions from the PuTTY Key Generator menu and select Import key .
  2. Navigate to the OpenSSH private key and click Open .
  3. Under Actions / Save the generated key , select Save private key .
  4. Choose an optional passphrase to protect the private key.

Should I hide my public key?

The public key is meant to be public, so yes. It should be okay. If there is no need for you to do it then don't put it out there for no reason but you should be fine.

Can anyone see a public key?

Anyone can have access to a public key to encrypt data, but only an individual who has the matching private key can decrypt the data. … If anyone other than the owner of the private key tries to decrypt the information using the public key, the information will be unreadable.

Is it possible to get the private key using the corresponding public key?

It's very simple. The public key is derived from the private key at generation time, and with the private key at any point in the future it is possible to re-derive the public key easily. It is not feasible to go the other way. Given a public key it is not easy to derive the private key.

Can you derive public key from address?

To be honest, it IS possible, but you need a signature made by that address. From that point, you can get the public key. so it is impossible to reverse the hash to get the public key.


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