[cryptography] RSA Moduli (NetLock Minositett Kozjegyzoi Certificate)

Jeffrey Walton noloader at gmail.com
Thu Mar 22 18:29:44 EDT 2012


Hi Guys,

I came across the following certificate today on a RedHat box:
http://www.dotcomhost.com/pleskinstaller/MivaVM/5.09/cgi-bin/certs/8317b10c.0.

The thing that caught my eye was the public exponent of 50557. I know
it factors to {13, 3889}.

Is there any benefit to using an exponent that factors? I always
thought low hamming weights and primality were the desired attributes
for public exponents. And I'm not sure about primality.

Jeff



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