Security Group Seminar, 8th June 1994
In August 1977, Scientific American published a description of the
newly-invented RSA public key cryptosystem. The inventors, Rivest,
Shamir and Adleman, offered a $100 prize to the first person or group
to break an implementation by factoring a 129-digit integer.
- Paul Leyland, University of Oxford
- Wednesday 8th June 1994 at 4.15pm
- Hopkinson Lecture Theatre, New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge
- FACTORING RSA-129
In this talk, I will describe how RSA-129 was factored by a
collaboration of hundreds of workers spread around the world. I will
concentrate mostly on the resource-management and organizational
problems (rather than the number theory) behind what is probably the
largest single computation ever performed.
Security Group Seminar, 8th June 1994 / Mark.Lomas@cl.cam.ac.uk