Cryptographers: “knowing the difference between your public key and private key can mean the difference between life and death”

Also cryptographers: “so lets call the private key ‘d’ and the public key ‘x’ in this standard”


@aral lol yeah. I would always use k_{pub} and k_{priv} for this reason

@aral RSA you're referring to? The variables are set that way for math reasons. If you look at the full implementation, I'm pretty sure y has a value that makes even more sense for it to have.

@aral this always upsets me so much. My brain is not made of pointers. I'm not going to remember your arbitrary assignation. Write. It. Out.

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