# Questions tagged [rsa]

an asymmetric (e.g. public-key) cryptosystem, based on modular exponentiation with big exponents and modulus. RSA can be used both for signature and encryption.

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### Decrypting arbitrary numbers with RSA

I want to construct a hash-chain where I want to share millions of small AES-128 keys with Bob over a period of time. Bob should not be able to predict the future keys if he knows the past keys. I ...
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### Why does square root $\pmod n$ find $p$ and $q$ (as $n = p \cdot q$)?

Let $n = p*q$, with $p \neq q$ and $x^2=1 \pmod n$, $x+1 \neq 0 \pmod n, x-1 \neq 0 \pmod n$ (So x is a non-trivial square root mod n.) I don't see how $\gcd(x+1,n) \in \{p,q\}$ follows. I ...
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### RSA, factoring with middle known bits of one prime?

It was shown by Coppersmith, that we can factor the RSA modulus with half of the most significant bits of one of the primes. And for the lsb case, assume that we known $p_0,k$, and $p=p_12^k+p_0$. ...
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### Does choosing N to be product of safe primes avoid William's p+1 factoring attack on RSA?

In this post, I found that choosing RSA modulus $N$ to be product of safe primes avoids Willam's $p + 1$ factoring attack. Suppose $N = p \cdot q$, where $p$, $q$, $(p-1)/2$ and $(q-1)/2$ are primes. ...
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### RSA and One-time Password (OTP) service

What is the expert cryptographic opinion on the following? Assume that there is a web server and a Client on web page who calls an OTP ([One-Time Password]) web service on the server which: creates ...
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### Attack on security model for RSA-FDH

I recently read in Cryptography textbooks and online videos that compared to Textbook RSA which is insecure against Chosen Plaintext Attacks (CPA) and Chosen Ciphertext Attacks (CCA), RSA-FDH is ...
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### Is this toy RSA demonstration flawed?

I want to present the basics of how RSA works to an audience of beginners in cryptography. The problem is that I am lightyears from being an expert. After reading about how RSA works in wikipedia, ...
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### Is there an equivalent to an RSA UFO in lattice-based cryptography?

So there's this concept within the realm of RSA cryptography called an RSA UFO. It is an extremely important function in the context of cryptocurrency. When starting up a cryptocurrency the creator(s) ...
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### What encryption shoud I use for single char encryption?

I'm very new to encryption and I wanted to know if it is secure or just possible to use encryption on single chars. I did some research, but nothing to clear and i'm a bit confused. The modes I think ...