I will begin with a brief overview of the history of cryptography and then specifically look at RSA cryptography. RSA is used for everything from secret communications, to wire transfers between banks, to transmitting your credit card information when you buy items online. I will go over three different factoring methods used to crack RSA cryptography - Pollard's Rho method, Fermat's method, and the continued fractions method. I will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each, and conclude whether your credit cards are safe from me.
"Are Your Credit Cards Safe from Me? Cracking RSA Cryptography,"
Proceedings of GREAT Day: Vol. 2011
, Article 3.
Available at: https://knightscholar.geneseo.edu/proceedings-of-great-day/vol2011/iss1/3