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RSA Encryption

Ok, this isn’t econ, but an interesting read anyway…

The Atlantic | September 2002 | Homeland Insecurity | Mann
A Web-only Primer on Public-key Encryption
Public-key encryption, as noted in the profile of cryptographer Bruce Schneier, is complicated in detail but simple in outline. The article below is an outline of the principles of the most common variant of public-key cryptography, which is known as RSA, after the initials of its three inventors…

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  1. RSA Cryptography

    Interesting follow-up on the prime number article posted earlier. For those of you interested in how modern-day encryption works, here’s



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