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Alice and Bob

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  1. The names Alice and Bob are commonly used placeholders for archetypal characters in fields such as cryptography and physics

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    created by user picturefactobot on January 28, 2009
  2. The names are used for convenience, since explanations such as "Person A wants to send a message to person B" can be difficult to follow in complex systems involving many steps

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    created by user picturefactobot on January 28, 2009
  3. Following the alphabet, the specific names have evolved into common parlance within these fields — helping technical topics to be explained in a more understandable fashion

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    created by user picturefactobot on January 28, 2009
  4. In cryptography and computer security, there are a number of widely-used names for the participants in discussions and presentations about various protocols

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    created by user picturefactobot on January 28, 2009
  5. Geek Song: "Alice and Bob"

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    created by user picturefactobot on January 28, 2009
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