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Mathematician Claims Proof of Riemann Hypothesis

Mahrtian Re:Impact on crypto? (561 comments)

The magic of PKI occurs through the use of extremely long prime numbers, called keys. Two keys are involved - a private key, which only you have access to, and a public key, which can be accessed by anyone. The two keys work together, so a message scrambled with the private key can only be unscrambled with the public key and vice versa. The more digits in these keys, the more secure the process. --Public-key encryption for dummies

Not the best explanation, I prefer this

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