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 Jul 2 awarded Citizen Patrol May 8 awarded Yearling Feb 25 awarded Popular Question Jan 9 awarded Self-Learner Jun 22 revised What's the fundamental difference between Diffie-Hellman and RSA? added 5 characters in body Jun 22 accepted What's the fundamental difference between Diffie-Hellman and RSA? Jun 12 comment What's the fundamental difference between Diffie-Hellman and RSA? @B-Con: Actually, it misses the precise point I was trying to make with this post. :) Notice the word "mathematical" in the title -- that was specifically not the real goal of my question/answer here, because I already knew that they're different mathematically (they're different algorithms, after all). :P (See my comment on my answer below.) Jun 12 revised What's the fundamental difference between Diffie-Hellman and RSA? added 20 characters in body Jun 11 accepted How did LinkedIn “salt” all their passwords? Jun 11 comment What's the fundamental difference between Diffie-Hellman and RSA? @PaĆ­loEbermann: That's definitely a valid answer to the question -- but the issue was that I had a harder time coming up with the question than the answer haha, since wasn't looking for the mathematical difference so much as the nature of their difference. I was looking for someone to explain this^ concept, so when I found it out myself I just wrote a question for it so I could write the answer too. :) If you can think of a better way to phrase the question to match the answer then I'd love to know! Jun 11 awarded Teacher Jun 11 revised What's the fundamental difference between Diffie-Hellman and RSA? added 179 characters in body Jun 11 revised What's the fundamental difference between Diffie-Hellman and RSA? added 54 characters in body Jun 11 answered What's the fundamental difference between Diffie-Hellman and RSA? Jun 11 asked What's the fundamental difference between Diffie-Hellman and RSA? Jun 10 asked How did LinkedIn “salt” all their passwords? Jun 4 accepted Is RSA in a ECB-like-mode safe for bulk encryption? Jun 4 comment Is RSA in a ECB-like-mode safe for bulk encryption? @fgrieu: Just because it was a handy scheme... I don't really mind that part if it's different though. Jun 4 comment Is RSA in a ECB-like-mode safe for bulk encryption? Oh dang, ok thanks. :) Jun 4 comment Is RSA in a ECB-like-mode safe for bulk encryption? +1 thanks for the explanation. Just a question: do you happen to know any ballpark numbers on just how inefficient a scheme like RSA is? (e.g. in KB/s or something, or how many times slower than symmetric encryption, for a typical-sized key.) Just as a rule of thumb -- anything within an order of magnitude is great.