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# Why the smallest RSA private key is not 42 (it's 47) - Shachar Shemesh

## Abstract

The lecture is compressed overview of the mathematical principles behind
RSA. The lecture is mathematical in nature, and covers some modern
algebra grounds. The ultimate goal is to understand how an RSA key is
generated, what prime numbers cannot be used as RSA keys, and how the
decryption key is generated. The lecture will NOT cover such topics as
"why is RSA secure", though, time permitting, how to decrypt certain RSA
messages without their key will be shown.

Slides are available in Open Document Presentation
or in PDF.

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