Talk:RSA algorithm

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 Definition A widely used public key encryption algorithm whose strength depends on the difficulty of integer factorisation. [d] [e]

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What is the right name for this article? I chose RSA because that is the commonly used term, but perhaps it should be "RSA algorithm" or "RSA cryptosystem" to distinguish it from RSA Corporation (which I think has had several names over the years). Maybe RSA should be a disambiguation page? Also, there are some links to Rivest-Shamir-Adelman. I'd say that is too cumbersome and that should redirect to whatever name we choose for this page. Sandy Harris 16:11, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Yes, eventually RSA will definitely need to be a dab page. What to call this one, though... hmm. I dunno whether "RSA algorithm" or "RSA cryptosystem" would be best. What do the technical documents about it call it? J. Noel Chiappa 20:13, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
The original paper does not use "RSA", but says it is describing a "public key cryptosystem". RFC 2437, written by people at RSA Inc., is titled "PKCS #1: RSA Cryptography Specifications Version 2.0" and introduction talks of "public-key cryptography based on the RSA algorithm".
Google gives 69K hits for RSA cryptosystem", 245K for "RSA algorithm". Wikipedia have the page name as RSA. Sandy Harris 03:09, 26 October 2008 (UTC)
RSA also means Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance-Derek Hodges 14:08, 30 June 2010 (UTC)
RSA also stands for the Royal Society of Arts. –Tom Morris 18:16, 30 June 2010 (UTC)

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I moved it from "RSA" to "RSA algorithm", created "RSA cryptosystem" and "RSA public key system" as redirects to that, and updated quite a few links. It still needs more links fixed, then "RSA" should become a disambig page. Sandy Harris 00:33, 30 July 2010 (UTC)