A guy named Dave sent me an email today, telling me that my RSA implementation was rather insecure due to the use of the “pickle” Python module. Fortunately I had some nice improvements by Barry Mead already in version control, eagerly waiting to be released.
A new version of my pure-Python RSA implementation has been released. The one major change is improved compatibility with Windows.
Download EGG files for Python 2.4, Python 2.5 or the source package at the Python Package index.
By popular demand, we’ve re-licensed our pure-Python RSA module under the European Union Public Licence (
EUPL). This new licence is the first open source license to be released by an international governing body.
A pure Python implementation of the RSA cryptographic protocol. It contains functions for encryption, decryption, signing, verification, and the generation of keys and prime numbers.
The recursive nature of RSA version 1.