History of Cryptography

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Stanford University
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Skills You'll Learn

Cryptography, Cryptographic Attacks, Public-Key Cryptography, Symmetric-Key Algorithm

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DT

Jul 27, 2017

A really interesting and in-depth course. It is pretty challenging and requires good math/proof skills, but still quite fun. The course could use more study materials, for example lecture notes.

JR

Aug 04, 2016

This is just a great course. The subject was new to me, and while it was difficult, I learned a lot and actually got a good grade.\n\nProf. Boneh is engaging and very clear in his explanations.

From the lesson
Course overview and stream ciphers
Week 1. This week's topic is an overview of what cryptography is about as well as our first example ciphers. You will learn about pseudo-randomness and how to use it for encryption. We will also look at a few basic definitions of secure encryption.

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  • Dan Boneh

    Dan Boneh

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