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The patent number on the RSA algorithm that is perhaps the most famous of all public-key cryptosystems. It was announced in 1977 by Ronald Rivest, Adi Shamir, and Leonard Adleman at MIT. The system relies on the relative ease of finding large primes and the comparative difficulty of factoring integers for its security.


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