Cryptography, Spring 2002

Syllabus: syllabus

Work for 1/10/02: Read Chapter 1

Work for 1/24/02: Read Chapter 4

Description
of project

Homework assignments

Chapter 1; 1,3,4,8

Chapter 4; 1a, first four words of 6,7,8, one of 12 or 13

Ideas for projects

Tips for effective presentations

Define all unfamiliar terms

Be sure to prove something

Practice the talk by yourself, in front of a few trusted friends

Organize the content with the audience in mind

If using overhead transparencies,

Make them legible!

Each transparency should have at most two ideas

Use as few words as you can, as many pictures as you can

Don't overuse colors, but do make effective use of them

If using the blackboard, practice this (writing on a board is often more
difficult than you would expect)

Look at the audience when you speak

Be enthusiastic!

Enigma

Purple

NTRU

McEliece

XTR

Secret Sharing

Pseudorandom number generators

Zero Knowledge

Quantum Cryptography

Detailed attacks on challenges

Differential Cryptanalysis

Entropy, probability discussions

PGP

The decryption exponent attack on RSA

Steganography