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The Joy of Cryptography

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Mike Rosulek, Oregon State University

Copyright Year: 2017

Last Update: 2021

Publisher: Oregon State University

Language: English

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Table of Contents

  • 0 Review of Concepts & Notation
  • 1 One-Time Pad & Kerckhoffs' Principle
  • 2 The Basics of Provable Security
  • 3 Secret Sharing
  • 4 Basing Cryptography on Intractable Computations
  • 5 Pseudorandom Generators
  • 6 Pseudorandom Functions & Block Ciphers
  • 7 Security Against Chosen Plaintext Attacks
  • 8 Block Cipher Modes of Operation
  • 9 Chosen Ciphertext Attacks
  • 10 Message Authentication Codes
  • 11 Hash Functions
  • 12 Authenticated Encryption & AEAD
  • 13 RSA & Digital Signatures
  • 14 Diffie-Hellman Key Agreement
  • 15 Public-Key Encryption

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  • About the Book

    The pedagogical approach is anchored in formal definitions/proof of security, but in a way that I believe is more accessible than what is "traditional" in crypto. All security definitions are written in a unified and simplified "game-based" style. For an example of what security definitions look like in this style, see the index of security definitions (which will make more sense after reading chapters 2 & 4).

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    Mike Rosulek, Oregon State University

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