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Originally posted by Taz2122
He claims that encryption doesn't really work since the one (or they) who came up with the specific encryption standard would know how to decipher it since they programmed it.
Originally posted by Taz2122
He claims that encryption doesn't really work since the one (or they) who came up with the specific encryption standard would know how to decipher it since they programmed it.
Consider the two prime numbers 7901 and 7919 (prime numbers are ones that you can divide by no other numbers than one and themselves). Suppose you multiply them together to get 62568019. That's a pretty simple operation anyone can do in two seconds flat with a calculator.
But what if I give you the number 62568019 and tell you to figure out the two numbers I multiplied together to make that number. You'd be there all day!
Originally posted by Spiramirabilis
reply to post by Pilgrum
what I was initially wondering was - is this something that can be used for more nefarious purposes? Trojan horses - key-loggers? Having been on the receiving end of this sort of thing - and not really understanding how all this works - I was reading through the thread and several people mentioned creating backdoors - kinda got me thinking