[WikiEN-l] Wikipedia-X-Files

Steve Bennett stevage at gmail.com
Wed May 10 19:07:33 UTC 2006

On 5/10/06, Matt R <matt_crypto at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> I've got a feeling that the factorisation of an RSA number (either [[RSA-200]] or [[RSA-640]], I forget which) was scooped by Wikipedia last year; or at least, I couldn't find any public announcement that predated it at the time.
> Incidentally, factorisations of challenge numbers are one of those exceedingly rare occasions where researchers can publish original research on Wikipedia without it being a problem for us.

Because readers can verify the fact by multiplying the numbers together?


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