Title: | The RSA Public Key Encryption System |

Speaker: | Preston M. Arquette, '15 Senior Mathematics Major Albion College Albion, Michigan |

Abstract: | RSA is a public-key cryptosystem named after Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir and Leonard Adleman who invented it at MIT. In using RSA, a user publishes a "public key" that is the product of two large primes. A secret "private key" is held by all parties to the message. RSA is used in a wide variety of internet applications and is currently in the public domain. There are a variety of attacks on RSA-encrypted systems, however they are all hindered by the mathematical difficulty of factoring large primes. Most methods of determining prime factorization of large numbers are essentially brute force. |

Location: | Palenske 227 |

Date: | 12/4/2014 |

Time: | 3:30 PM |

@abstract{MCS:Colloquium:PrestonMArquette'15:2014:12:4, author = "{Preston M. Arquette, '15}", title = "{The RSA Public Key Encryption System}", address = "{Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium}", month = "{4 December}", year = "{2014}" }