Math Club - Fermat's Little Theorem and the RSA Cryptosystem

"Private messaging, online shopping, and many other computer applications are heavily reliant on cryptography, a set of tools that allow us to prevent third parties from eavesdropping on or interfering with our communications. Turns out, many cryptography algorithms rely heavily on math! We will see how Fermat's Little Theorem, a simple number theory result from the 17th century, forms the basis of the RSA cryptosystem, which is one of the most important modern asymmetric-key cryptography algorithms".

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Meeting ID: 936 7558 2095

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Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 18:00


Speaker Information
Connor Schwartz