[cryptography] RSA question

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Tue Aug 31 22:46:07 EDT 2010


On 2010-09-01 3:13 AM, Justin Ferguson wrote:
> I'm not entirely following the question, are we referring to the
> plain-text or the bytes used for padding? The plaintext is not secret,
> but neither is the padding; the attacker can control, modify, observe,
> et cetera the entire encryption process;

What then are you trying to protect?  What do you want to prevent the 
attacker doing or knowing?




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