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Encryption can help solve the problem of information hiding. It can turn text into randomized symbols. But what encryption cannot do on its own is to authenticate someone the user has never met. If you are using public keys accessible to everyone, it is quite impossible to figure out whether someone of an organization is actually the person or specific organization sending a particular public key. For this purpose, the Public-Key Infrastructure or PKI was created.