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Using public key cryptography, X adds a digital signature \sigma to message M, encrypts < M, \sigma >, and sends it to Y, where it is decrypted. Which one of the following sequences of keys is used for the operations? (A) Encryption: X’s private key followed by Y’s private key; Decryption: X’s public key followed by Y’s public key (B) Encryption: X’s private key followed by Y’s public key; Decryption: X’s public key followed by Y’s private key (C) Encryption: X’s public key followed by Y’s private key; Decryption: Y’s public key followed by X’s private key (D) Encryption: X’s private key followed by Y’s public key; Decryption: Y’s private key followed by X’s public key

Answer: (D)

Explanation: Refer http://www.facweb.iitkgp.ernet.in/~sourav/PublicKeyCrypto.pdf and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public-key_cryptography

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