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What does PFS stand for?

PFS stands for Perfect Forward Secrecy


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0 criteria, plus additional requirements for hashing, entity identification, ESP Null (that is authenticated but not encrypted) mode and more advanced testing of lifetimes, packet fragmentation handling, replay protection, padding and perfect forward secrecy (PFS).
We say that a system has partial forward secrecy if some but not all of the entities' long-term keys can be corrupted without compromising previously established session keys, and we say that a system has perfect forward secrecy if the long-term keys of all the entities involved may be corrupted without compromising any session key previously established by these entities.