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How to send a secret message  

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Starting from first principles, students will learn the fundamentals of cryptography. Prime numbers. Factoring. Random numbers. Simple ciphers. One time pads. Key exchange. Generating an RSA key pair. Signing a message. GPG. Best practices for online security. We'll start with basic maths, factoring, string manipulation, learn how to write and brute force a simple cipher, then work our way up to understanding how modern key-exchange works through short examples and audience participation exercises. After taking this class, participants will gain a better understanding of cryptography and understand how to build simple ciphers.

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Breandan Considine

As a Java developer and technical evangelist, I am interested in human computer interaction, speech recognition and natural language processing, particularly in low-power applications such as mobile phones and wearable devices.
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