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A cryptographic communications system and method. The system includes a communications channel coupled to at least one terminal having an encoding device and to at least one terminal having a decoding device. A message-to-be-transferred is enciphered to ciphertext at the encoding terminal by first encoding the message as a number M in a predetermined set, and then raising that number to a first predetermined power (associated with the intended receiver) and finally computing the remainder, or residue, C, when the exponentiated number is divided by the product of two predetermined prime numbers (associated with the intended receiver). The residue C is the ciphertext. The ciphertext is deciphered to the original message at the decoding terminal in a similar manner by raising the ciphertext to a second predetermined power (associated with the intended receiver), and then computing the residue, M', when the exponentiated ciphertext is divided by the product of the two predetermined prime numbers associated with the intended receiver. The residue M' corresponds to the original encoded message M.

Title
Cryptographic communications system and method
Application Number
5/860586
Publication Number
4405829
Application Date
December 14, 1977
Publication Date
September 20, 1983
Inventor
Leonard M Adleman
Arlington
MA, US
Adi Shamir
Cambridge
MA, US
Ronald L Rivest
Belmont
MA, US
Agent
Robert J Horn Jr
Arthur A Smith Jr
Assignee
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MA, US
IPC
H04I 9/04
H04K 1/00
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