Understanding the Mathematics of Cryptography

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Kyriacos, Nicolas
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Wendt, Theodore
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2021
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Understanding the Mathematics of Cryptography
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Cryptography is the use of mathematical functions in order to scramble messages so that their contents cannot be understood by an interceptor. Each time you go online or log your details into an online account, a cryptosystem is keeping your private data safe under the hood. My research seeks to explain the mathematical concepts and theory behind encryption, or more simply put, to explain how cryptography works. Specifically, I look to unpack the more common cryptosystems such as simple ciphers, RSA, Diffie Hellman Key-Exchange as well as elliptic curve cryptography.
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