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Summer 2014

Note that the courses require knowledge in Cryptography, see our programme. This is for example provided by the course Cryptography in the past winter.

  • Monday,  1300-1430, b-it bitmax.
  • Thursday, 1300-1430, b-it bitmax.
  • Tutorial: Monday, 1445-1615, b-it bitmax.
First meeting: Monday, 07 April 2014.

The art of cryptography: cryptanalytic world records
(4+2 SWS. )

Daniel Loebenberger and Konstantin Ziegler

Cryptanalysis is the art of breaking cryptographic systems. To attack for example the cryptosystem RSA, it is sufficient (though not necessary) to factor the underlying RSA modulus. Other algorithms, like ElGamal encryption or the DSA, can be broken by computing discrete logarithms in certain domains.  

Many attacks on symmetric cryptosystems are based on differential or linear ...
  • Tuesday, 1330-1500, b-it bitmax.
  • Wednesday, 1430-1600, b-it Marshallsaal.
  • Tutorial: Tuesday, 1515-1645, b-it bitmax.
First meeting: Tuesday, 08 April 2014.

Esecurity: secure internet & e-passports (4+2 SWS. )

Michael Nüsken
This course is about various aspects of security in the internet. In the first part we deal with secure connections, whereas the second part considers electronic voting schemes involving further tasks.
  • Wednesday, 1000-1200, b-it 1.25.
First meeting: Wednesday, 09 April 2014.

Seminar Advanced Topics in Crytography (2 SWS. )

Michael Nüsken
The final topic is not yet determined.  Previous instantiations dealt with fuzzy coding theory, Zero-Knowledge, PCP, ellitpic curve theory, analytical number theory, latest discrete logarithm records, ...  In any case the topic will try to dig deeper than what you expect in a standard course or seminar. Options
  • Monday, 1700, b-it 2.1

Lab Cryptography (4+2 SWS. )

Prof. Dr. Joachim von zur Gathen

  • Thursday, 1500-1715, b-it 1.25

Oberseminar Computer Security, Summer 2014

Prof. Dr. Joachim von zur Gathen

The seminar discusses subjects of current interest in computer security. Some of the lectures will be given by invited guests.
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