SMS scnews item created by Sean Gardiner at Tue 6 Oct 2015 1031
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 9 Oct 2015
Calendar1: 8 Oct 2015 1300-1400
CalLoc1: New Law 026

SUMS: Zhang -- Breaking (badly constructed) 1024-bit RSA

This week’s SUMS talk is being given by Yinan Zhang.  As always, pizza and drinks will
be available after the talk.  

RSA and public key cryptography has underpinned internet security for many
years and is now ubiquitous as a result of the world becoming more online and
interconnected.  While the theoretical background of RSA is simple, creating a practical
system can be plagued with various issues rendering the system insecure.  In this talk
we examine three recent papers which exploits non-pseudorandomly generated keys to
factorise RSA moduli.