An Overview of Cryptography
A brief overview of cryptographic concepts with a number of specific examples of RSA, IPSec, AES, DES, Diffie-Hellman, and other schemes.
Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: December 30, 2002
Date Modified in MERLOT: October 04, 2010
Submitter: Gary Kessler
Keywords: PGP, DES, SSL, hash, Diffie-Hellman, secret key, IPsec, public key, cryptography, RSA
Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: A browser...
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessiblity Information Available: no
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Discussion for An Overview of Cryptography
6 years ago
Julie Santiago (Faculty)
Good explanations of symmetric and asymmetric encryption, hashes, etc. The author's use of both text and figures aids the student's understanding of a difficult topic.