By: Shai Caspin, Natalie Bowers, Bryana Dorsey, Nia Pierce, and Cana Perry
Cryptography is the act of encrypting and decrypting codes. It’s used to pass secret messages and keep outsiders from accessing information. Math is used to help encrypt codes using different methods. One common methods is to use RSA encryptions, which uses prime numbers and mod functions to make deciphering impossible. RSA encryptions are so successful since factoring large numbers into their prime factors is incredibly difficult, and there is yet a way to do so quickly and efficiently.
We were all very interested in learning more about cryptography since it incorporates everyday math with real-world problems and situations.