Phishing that specforce the senior echelons of management of a company by a hacker in pursuit of Monetary gain or greater exposure for a political cause. Whaling could be used to collect sensitive or deeply embarrassing information about an individual e.g. salary, bonuses, private address, email and telephone.
How does RSA work❓
RSA is an asymmetric system ,which means that a key pair will be generated,a public key and a private key,obviously you keep your private key secure and pass around the public one.🌍
The algorithm was published in the 70’s by Ron Rivest,Adi Shamir,and Leonard Adleman,hence RSA ,and it sort of implement’s a trapdoor function such as Diffie’s one.🛅
RSA is rather slow so it’s hardly used to encrypt data ,more frequently it is used to encrypt and pass around symmetric keys which deals with the encryption at a faster speed.