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The Beauty of Finding Prime Numbers

You might not know it, but your core online security is dependent upon the magic of prime numbers. These special numbers are used in public-key encryption, such as for RSA and Elliptic Curve, and allow us to create puzzles which are easy to solve if you know a secret, but extremely difficult if you don’t know it. Overall we create a private key and a public key, and where we can sign (or encrypt) something with our private…

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Prof Bill Buchanan OBE

Prof Bill Buchanan OBE

Professor Cryptography. Serial innovator. Believer in fairness, justice & freedom. EU Citizen in heart. Living by the sea. Old World Breaker. New World Creator.

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