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how is a website certificate file cryptographically readable by windows?

I have a .crt file signed by a CA. I cat the file to see that it is ascii text. Yet when I double click on the .crt file in windows, it opens it up and somehow displays all the information that's ...
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PGP: on the web, what if everything was tampered?

I am trying to wrap my head around how Public Key Cryptography can really work in a secure manner. From what I can gather, you go to example.com and download their PGP/GPG Public Key and add it to ...
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Why does a SSH public key sit on the server and not with the client?

I don't quite understand the theory behind keeping public keys on the server. In the lockbox analogy of public/private keys, to unlock Alice's box, Alice holds the private key while the public key is ...