Title

A Cryptographic Scavenger Hunt

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-5-2007

Abstract

In this article, the authors present a mathematical scavenger hunt designed to motivate and excite students learning RSA cryptography in an introductory number theory course. The hunt relies on the RSA cryptosystem, in which Maple is used to encipher and decipher secret information contained within the clues.

Journal

Cryptologia

Volume

31

First Page

316

Last Page

323