@Misc{RSA83b,
author = { Ronald L. Rivest and Adi Shamir and Leonard M. Adleman },
title = { Cryptographic Communications system and method },
howpublished = { U.S. Patent 4,405,829. Issued September 20, 1983. },
date = { 1983-09-20 },
OPTyear = { 1983 },
OPTmonth = { September 20, },
urla = { google-patent-page },
abstract = { 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.
},
}