question about rsa encryption

Sidney Markowitz sidney at
Tue Feb 4 12:35:55 EST 2003

Ralf Senderek" <ralf at> asked:
> And if one loves to learn about every single one of them,
> can you (or others) give some references ?

The page titled "Prescriptions for Applications that are Vulnerable to the
Adaptive Chosen Ciphertext Attack on PKCS #1 v1.5" at URL

is not a complete explanation, but if you read it and start following the
links from there you should find what you want to know. There are links to
various articles on PKCS#1, and there is some explanation of rationale in
the section on OAEP in the PKCS#1 v2.1 standard.

 -- sidney

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