The four pillars of public key encryption are public/private key pairs, digital certificates, certificate authorities and an encryption algorithm.

Basically, the key pairs provide a means of exchanging messages, encryption algorithms "scramble" the message, digital certificates ensure that the send and receiver are who they claim to be, and the certificate authority ensures the validity of the digital certificates.

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