COSC-350 Codes and Ciphers
Professor Velaulhapillai
This course will describe the basic principles of cryptograhy and how it is used in modern computer and communication systems. It will cover simple ciphers, modern ciphers, public-key cryptography, steganography, and cryptanalysis. Students will learn how cryptography is used for message secrecy, integrity, authentication, and digital signatures. Application areas to be discussed include e-mail, files, network communications, and electronic payments. Students will write and use cryptographic software. Prerequisites: COSC- 072, -127. (Offered 2005-06)
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