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I know RSA algorithm is used for various applications (HTTPS, SSH, credit card payments, military communications, etc...).

So what will happen if the RSA algorithm is broken:

  • Is there a backup plan?
  • What would the economical consequences be?

closed as too broad by techraf, grochmal, S.L. Barth, Steffen Ullrich, Matthew Dec 9 '16 at 10:00

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  • What types of questions should I avoid asking? Avoid asking subjective questions where ... you are asking an open-ended, hypothetical question: “What if ______ happened?” – techraf Dec 9 '16 at 1:23
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    @techraf A lot of information security related questions should be asked this way... Am I wrong ? – Jules Lamur Dec 9 '16 at 1:31
  • Please suggest an amendment to community rules (on meta) if you are not satisfied with them. Until they are changed, please comply. – techraf Dec 9 '16 at 1:33
  • ECC is a widely deployed replacement for RSA. Everyone would switch. – Z.T. Dec 9 '16 at 1:34
  • @techraf Done. – Jules Lamur Dec 9 '16 at 1:43

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