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Winter 2010/2011

Note that the course Cryptography will be required for the courses in the upcoming summer!  This is part of a new scheduling of our courses.  More information on this issue will appear here soon.

  • Thursday, 1215-1345,  b-it bitmax.
  • Thursday, 1400-1445, b-it bitmax.
  • Tutorial : Monday, 1400-1530, b-it Rheinsaal.
First meeting: Thursday, 28 October 2010, 1215, b-it bitmax. No tutorial on Monday, 1 November 2010.

Cryptography ( )

Priv.-Doz. Dr. Adrian Spalka.
Tutorial: Konstantin Ziegler.
Cryptography deals with methods for secure data transfer. In earlier times this was the domain of military and intelligence agencies, but today modern cryptography has grown into a key technology, enabling e-commerce and secure internet communications. Its many applications range from credit and debit cards, mobile phones, tv decoders, and electronic money to unforgeable electronic signatures ...
  • Monday 1215-1345, b-it 1.25.
  • Tuesday 1300-1430, b-it 1.25.
  • Tutorial: Tuesday 1445-1615, b-it 1.25.
First meeting: Tuesday, 26 October 2010, 1330, b-it Rheinsaal.

Advanced Cryptography: quantum cryptography
(4+2 SWS, 8 credits. Optionally, 3+2 SWS, 6 credits. )

Michael Nüsken.
Tutorial: Daniel Loebenberger.
Cryptography is affected two-fold by quantum theoretical ideas: quantum channels and quantum computers. Quantum effects may be used to transmit secrets securely through a so-called quantum channel. Any tampering can be detected by the conversation parties with high probability. Based on these absolutely secure cryptography is possible. Well, unless the physics has not been understood ...
First meeting : Monday 25 October 2010, 1545, b-it 2.1.
Conference: 07 February 2011 and 09 February 2011, Marschallsaal b-it.

Seminar Mobile Security
(2 SWS, 4 credits )

Daniel Loebenberger, Yona Raekow.

The increasing use of mobile devices (in particular smart phones) over the last decade requires additional security considerations. Due to the lack of physical security, the air interface is prone to attacks. In this seminar we will look at security issues in mobile networks and we will see attacks and countermeasures. The following topics will be discussed in the seminar:
  • Thursday 1000 - 1200, b-it 1.25.
First meeting: Thursday, 28 October 2010, 1000, b-it 1.25.

Seminar Advanced Topics in Crytography (S2. )

Michael Nüsken.
The topic is not yet determined.  Previous instantiations dealt with Fuzzy Coding Theory, Zero-Knowledge, PCP, Ellitpic Curve Theory, ...  In any case the topic will try to dig deeper than what you expect in a standard course or seminar. Well, this semester we decided to focus on... Mobile Communication Standards.
  • Thursday 1500-1715, b-it 1.25.
Organizational meeting: Thursday 28 October 2010, 1500 , b-it 1.25.
The seminar discusses subjects of current interest in computer security. Some of the lectures will be given by invited guests.
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