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(Almost) Unbreakable Crypto | Infinite Series

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Published on Dec 12, 2017

Despite what many believe, the essence of encryption isn’t really about factoring or prime numbers. So what is it about? Thanks to Vanessa Hill for playing the part of our evil hacker! Be sure to check out Braincraft https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt_t...

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In previous episodes, Kelsey explained how you could crack RSA encryption with an algorithm capable of quickly factoring ginormous numbers into primes. That might give you the impression that fast factoring algorithms would compromise all digital encryption. But not so -- for instance, YouTube's encryption of this video would be unaffected. And that's because the essence of encryption isn’t really about factoring or prime numbers per se. So what is it about?

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Produced by Rusty Ward
Graphics by Ray Lux
Assistant Editing and Sound Design by Mike Petrow and Meah Denee Barrington
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