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 2 added 18 characters in body edited Apr 24 '15 at 18:26 woliveirajr 4,16111 gold badge1414 silver badges2626 bronze badges In this public-key encryption (or assymetrical encription), to encrypt something, you do the following: Take your secretmessage to be transmited (as a number) : let's say it's 5. Calculate 3 ^ 5 (3 raised to the "secret") = 243 Calculate the modulus of it, divided by another number: let's say 143. So, 243 / 143 = 100. There you go. Your encrypted secret is 100. To find the secret, without the private key, you just need to find a number that when divided by 143 leaves 100 as result, and then find the cubic radix of it. In this public-key encryption (or assymetrical encription), to encrypt something, you do the following: Take your secret (as a number) : let's say it's 5. Calculate 3 ^ 5 (3 raised to the "secret") = 243 Calculate the modulus of it, divided by another number: let's say 143. So, 243 / 143 = 100. There you go. Your encrypted secret is 100. To find the secret, without the private key, you just need to find a number that when divided by 143 leaves 100 as result, and then find the cubic radix of it. In this public-key encryption (or assymetrical encription), to encrypt something, you do the following: Take your message to be transmited (as a number) : let's say it's 5. Calculate 3 ^ 5 (3 raised to the "secret") = 243 Calculate the modulus of it, divided by another number: let's say 143. So, 243 / 143 = 100. There you go. Your encrypted secret is 100. To find the secret, without the private key, you just need to find a number that when divided by 143 leaves 100 as result, and then find the cubic radix of it. 1 answered Apr 23 '15 at 12:43 woliveirajr 4,16111 gold badge1414 silver badges2626 bronze badges In this public-key encryption (or assymetrical encription), to encrypt something, you do the following: Take your secret (as a number) : let's say it's 5. Calculate 3 ^ 5 (3 raised to the "secret") = 243 Calculate the modulus of it, divided by another number: let's say 143. So, 243 / 143 = 100. There you go. Your encrypted secret is 100. To find the secret, without the private key, you just need to find a number that when divided by 143 leaves 100 as result, and then find the cubic radix of it.