If you want a simpler explanation for what's wrong with RSA that you can share at the dinner table, it's the cryptographic equivalent of lead solder.
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@tedu appears to work better than the alternative and will kill someone eventually?

@flussence Pretty much. First solution available, took some time for alternatives to be developed, probably still first thing you find in the toolbox, all those old manuals you found in parents garage still talk about it, adoption of alternatives impeded by back in my day grumpsters. And of course, highly toxic with long lasting environmental harm.
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