Rivest-Shamir-Adleman (RSA)

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What is Rivest-Shamir-Adleman (RSA)?

Rivest-Shamir-Adleman (RSA) is one of the first practical public-key cryptosystems and is widely used for secure data transmission. RSA is an algorithm for asymmetric cryptography, invented in 1977 by Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir, and Leonard Adleman. This is based on the practical difficulty of factoring the product of two large prime numbers, the factoring problem.


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