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If I lost my private key, how can I decrypt data encrypted before?

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Hi all,
I bought a security smart card from a CA, as the CA announced, the private key was stored in the smart card as it was generated.
I used the card to encrypt some sensitive information, after that I sorted the encrypted data in somewhere. So only the person who have the card and also know the password could do decryption.
But, were the card lost, without the private key, I can NOT decrypt the encrypted data any more. even the CA could NOT do anything. Am I right?!

Best Regards!
Gu Min


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