Cayley Purser Algorithm

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The Cayley Purser algorithm was published in early 1999 by Sarah Flannery, then 16, from Ireland . The algorithm was developed by her after the mathematician Arthur Cayley , named and by Michael Purser, the founder of the company. Baltimore.

According to Flannery, she got the idea for the new algorithm while doing an internship at Baltimore Technologies, a data security company based in Dublin .

The Cayley Purser algorithm is said to be 22 times faster than the RSA method because it uses simpler mathematical functions .

Flannery won first prize in a competition for young Irish scientists with the new algorithm , although (or because) she discovered a weak point in her process and published the analysis for it as well.


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