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Wake Up Call for RSA cryptosystem On March 12, Friday, 2021

In a draft paper, Claus Peter Schnorr claims to have found an algorithm that significantly speeds up a mathematical problem called factorization. Factorization is the mathematical puzzle on which a specific encryption method called RSA is based. RSA is used in many encryption systems on the Internet and elsewhere, including credit cards, payment terminals. The social impact of being able to crack RSA would be huge.

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