6.857 Network and Computer Security
Emphasis on applied cryptography and may include: basic notion of systems security, crypotographic hash functions, symmetric crypotography (one-time pad, stream ciphers, block ciphers), cryptanalysis, secret-sharing, authentication codes, public-key cryptography (encryption, digital signatures), public-key attacks, web browser security, biometrics, electronic cash, viruses, electronic voting, Assignments include a group final project. Topics may vary year to year.
6.857 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by R. L. Rivest.
Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 54-100.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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