Short Bytes: There are some very certain prime numbers that are illegal. Yes, having them in your possession or sharing them with somebody could get your arrested. The known fact that prime numbers are of utmost importance in the field of cryptography explains the reason behind this.
Coming back to our illegal prime numbers, this weirdness deals with the Digital Millenium Copyright Act that prohibits people from circumventing copyright protected measures and dissemination of tools.
In a video, YouTube channel Wendoverproductions has told these complex things in a simpler manner and told about the intricate relation between the prime numbers and cryptography. “There are an infinite number of primes as there is an infinite number of numbers, but it just takes an enormous amount of computing power to find these primes,” the video explains.
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