RSA (Rivest–Shamir–Adleman) is an algorithm used by modern computers to encrypt and decrypt messages. It is an asymmetric cryptographic algorithm. Asymmetric means that there are two different keys. This is also called public key cryptography, because one of the keys can be given to anyone. RSA uses a public key and private key. The public key can be known to everyone- it is used to encrypt messages. Messages encrypted using the public key can only be decrypted with the private key. The private key needs to be kept secret. Calculating the private key from the public key is very difficult.
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- The Original RSA Patent as filed with the U.S. Patent Office by Rivest; Ronald L. (Belmont, MA), Shamir; Adi (Cambridge, MA), Adleman; Leonard M. (Arlington, MA), December 14, 1977, U.S. Patent 4,405,829.
- PKCS #1: RSA Cryptography Standard (RSA Laboratories website)
- The PKCS #1 standard "provides recommendations for the implementation of public-key cryptography based on the RSA algorithm, covering the following aspects: cryptographic primitives; encryption schemes; signature schemes with appendix; ASN.1 syntax for representing keys and for identifying the schemes".
- Explanation of RSA using colored lamps at YouTube
- Thorough walk through of RSA
- Prime Number Hide-And-Seek: How the RSA Cipher Works
- Onur Aciicmez, Cetin Kaya Koc, Jean-Pierre Seifert: On the Power of Simple Branch Prediction Analysis
- A New Vulnerability In RSA Cryptography, CAcert NEWS Blog
- Example of an RSA implementation with PKCS#1 padding (GPL source code) Archived 2012-07-22 at the Wayback Machine
- Kocher's article about timing attacks
- An animated explanation of RSA with its mathematical background by CrypTool Archived 2018-09-28 at the Wayback Machine
- An interactive walkthrough going through all stages to make small example RSA keys Archived 2020-07-07 at the Wayback Machine
- Hacking Secret Ciphers with Python, Chapter 24, Public Key Cryptography and the RSA Cipher
- Grime, James. "RSA Encryption". Numberphile. Brady Haran. Archived from the original on 2018-10-06. Retrieved 2019-06-20.
- How RSA Key used for Encryption in real world
- Prime Numbers, Factorization, and their Relationship with Encryption