Mailing List Archive: 49091 messages
  • Home
  • Script library
  • AltME Archive
  • Mailing list
  • Articles Index
  • Site search

[REBOL] RSA Encryption

From: mattsmac::hotmail::com at: 13-Nov-2003 9:22

Can someone please explain to me, in as few mathematical equations as possible, why RSA public/private encryption works? The way it looks to me in the documentation that came with REBOL, you have to send the recieving party the public key. If this is the case, what stops some hacker from intercepting that public key and using it to decrypt the data? How is this any different from using a syncronous encryption method and then just sending the encryption key along with the data? It just doesn't make sense to me. Matt _________________________________________________________________ Compare high-speed Internet plans, starting at $26.95.