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[liberationtech] Free cryptography I course (courtesy Coursera)

LilBambi lilbambi at
Fri Jun 14 12:16:10 PDT 2013

Sounds like a great course! Thanks!

On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 3:43 AM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at> wrote:

> Cryptography I
> Dan Boneh
> Learn about the inner workings of cryptographic primitives and how to apply
> this knowledge in real-world applications!
> Workload: 5-7 hours/week
> Watch intro video
> Sessions:
> Jun 17th 2013 (6 weeks long)    Sign Up
> Mar 25th 2013 (6 weeks long)    Sign Up
> Future sessions Add to Watchlist
> About the Course
> Cryptography is an indispensable tool for protecting information in
> computer
> systems. This course explains the inner workings of cryptographic
> primitives
> and how to correctly use them. Students will learn how to reason about the
> security of cryptographic constructions and how to apply this knowledge to
> real-world applications. The course begins with a detailed discussion of
> how
> two parties who have a shared secret key can communicate securely when a
> powerful adversary eavesdrops and tampers with traffic. We will examine
> many
> deployed protocols and analyze mistakes in existing systems. The second
> half
> of the course discusses public-key techniques that let two or more parties
> generate a shared secret key. We will cover the relevant number theory and
> discuss public-key encryption and basic key-exchange. Throughout the course
> students will be exposed to many exciting open problems in the field.
> The course will include written homeworks and programming labs. The course
> is
> self-contained, however it will be helpful to have a basic understanding of
> discrete probability theory.
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