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Arkansas Baptist College RSA Computer Security Questions

Arkansas Baptist College

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I’m trying to study for my Computer Science course and I need some help to understand this question.

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i) Using the Web or other resources, write a brief paper about RSA, its history, its methodology, and where it is used.

ii). Send a brief message (ten words minimum) using the Caesar Cypher.

Required video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsjZ2r9Ygzw


2)Using the Web or other resources, do a bit of research on the methodologies that Microsoft Windows firewall uses. Define a firewall. Define firewall security techniques. Consider the strengths and weaknesses of the Micosoftapproach.

Write between 200 and 300 words.

Use your own words

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Question One
i.

Rivest-Shamir-Adleman (RSA) is an algorithm that is applied in computers to encrypt
and decrypt messages. The algorithm was got its initials after its founders, Ron Rivest,
Adi Shamir, and Leonard Adleman. After being founded as an independent corporation in
1982, the RSA security algorithm was taken by EMC Company in the year 2006.
The algorithm uses two different keys for encryption and decryption. This, therefore,
implies that the RSA algorithm is found in the family of asymmetric cryptography. RSA
uses two different keys: a public and a private key. The public key is known to anyone,
and it the key that is applied when encrypting the message. On the other hand, the private
key is used for decr...

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