The notion of secure communication. Building secure cryptosystems based on the assumption of computational hardness. Cryptographic one-way functions, trap-door functions, pseudorandom generators, and public/private-key encryption schemes. Computational indistinguishability and unpredictability. Digital signature and message authentication. Zero-knowledge/interactive proof systems. Application to e-commerce and e-trade.
Prerequisites: CSI3105, MAT2377
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Week 1: notes