Cryptography for Online Security: Applications of Number Theory

  • Chetna , P.G. Department of Mathematics, M.M. Modi College, Patiala, Punjab
Keywords: Cryptography, Online Security, Applications of Number Theory

Abstract

Over the years the rate at which sensitive information is sent through the internet has increased radically and as a result cyber criminals are taking serious interest in the ways and means to compromise e-channels. Number theory one of the major branches of mathematics provide theoretical results that have many crucial applications in the security of coded information. This branch of specialised knowledge provides the basis for information security known as ‘Cryptography’ that is encrypting the data for confidentiality. This paper gives the brief overview of the results from number theory which play an important role in the online security. The paper also highlights how these results can be used to secure information.

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