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[REBOL] Re: RSA Encryption

From: maarten:vrijheid at: 13-Nov-2003 16:29

RSA is asymmetrical: you encrypt with the public key, and the receiving party decrypts with its private key. You use it normally to exchange a sessiosn key for a symmetrical block encryptor. Another application is signing a hash with a private key, then the receiving party can validate using your public key that the content of a message has not been tampered with. Choose the length long enough though (> 1024, preferable 2048). Does this help? --Maarten