6.875 Cryptography and Cryptanalysis

Spring 2005

Binary code.

Binary code. (Image courtesy of MIT OCW.)

Course Highlights

This course features an extensive bibliography of assigned and recommended readings in the readings section.

Course Description

This course features a rigorous introduction to modern cryptography, with an emphasis on the fundamental cryptographic primitives of public-key encryption, digital signatures, pseudo-random number generation, and basic protocols and their computational complexity requirements.

Technical Requirements

Software to view the .tex files on this course site can be accessed via the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network (CTAN) and the TeX Users Group Web site.

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Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session