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 be offered this semester (Spring 2019). It is 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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