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Cryptography and Number Theory Cryptography and Number Theory
By Scott McKinney | Updated:2016-01 | Views: 7766
Over 300 years ago, a mathematician named Fermat discovered a subtle property about prime numbers. In the 1970’s, three mathematicians at MIT showed that his discovery could be used to formulate a remarkably powerful method for encrypting information to be sent online. The RSA algorithm, as it is known, is used to secure ATM transactions, online business, banking, and even electronic voting. Surprisingly, it’s not too difficult to understand, so let’s see how it works.