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If you know a multiple of $p$ and $k$ is smaller than $\sqrt(p)$ than you can use a different approach than the one by poncho. Note: knowing a multiple of $p$ is the typical case of RSA where you know the modulus $N$ made by $p\times q$, so if your question refers to RSA you are left only with the constrain on the size of $k$. The method you can use is an ...


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If $p$ is prime, then $\phi(p) = p-1$; so the question is "given $k(p-1)$, can someone get a good guess of what $p$ might be?" It is unlikely that the attacker would be able to limit it to one particular value of $p$ (as there are likely to be multiple values of $p$ that are plausible), however the attacker might be able to construct a short list of ...


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Non-Adjacent Form (NAF), also called Balanced Binary Representation (BBR), is a representation of integers reminiscent of binary, but with an extra $-1$ value for digits, and such that at least one of two adjacent digits is $0$. Because the resulting representation has at least half of its digits at zero (typically about $2/3$), it can be used to speed-up ...



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