Crackin' RSA

Lyrics 1999 by Terence Chua
(to the tune of "Surfin' USA" by The Beach Boys)

If everybody had some cycles, just one or two to spare
A little idle CPU time, that you would like to share
Start linkin' all of your servers into one big array
And they'll start crunching those numbers - crackin' RSA.

You'll catch us working by brute force, just factoring those primes
Whacking away at those key blocks, it's just a matter of time
You may question the reasons we do this everyday
It's just like climbin' Mount Everest - crackin' RSA

You'll see our processors working, the numbers fall and rise
When we decipher the message, we'll all share in the prize
It's just another geek thing, no matter what they say
We'll just carry on working - crackin' RSA

But if you don't think it's worth it to break a chunk of code
Put your cycles to good use at the place across the road
That's where they're scanning the heavens along the Milky Way
Everybody there's listening - SETI USA
Everybody there's listening - SETI USA
While over here we're cracking - crackin' RSA

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