Rivest-Shamir-Adleman algorithm

Rivest-Shamir-Adleman algorithm

[ri′vest shə′mir ′ad·əl·mən ‚al·gə‚rith·əm]
(communications)
A public-key algorithm whose strength is based on the fact that factoring large composite prime numbers into their prime factors involves an overwhelming amount of computation. Abbreviated RSA algorithm.
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