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COMP 2108 [0.5 credit] Applied Cryptography and Authentication

Practical aspects of cryptography. Topics include: stream and block ciphers; modes of operation; hash functions; message and user authentication; authenticated key establishment protocols; random number generation; entropy; proof of knowledge; secret sharing; key distribution; pitfalls deploying public-key encryption and digital signatures.
Includes: Experiential Learning Activity
Precludes additional credit for COMP 3109 (no longer offered), COMP 4109 (no longer offered).
Prerequisite(s): (COMP 1006 or COMP 1406 or SYSC 2004) with a minimum grade of C-, and COMP 2804.
Lectures three hours a week.