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What Is Cryptography?
January/February 2006 (vol. 4 no. 1)
pp. 70-73
Jean-S?bastien Coron, University of Luxembourg
Cryptography's aim is to construct schemes or protocols that can still accomplish certain tasks even in the presence of an adversary. A basic task in cryptography is to enable users to communicate securely over an insecure channel in a way that guarantees their transmissions' privacy and authenticity. This installment of Crypto Corner will explain what cryptography is about and how we can scientifically justify a cryptographic scheme's security.
Index Terms:
cryptography, security, public key, PKI
Citation:
Jean-S?bastien Coron, "What Is Cryptography?," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 70-73, Jan.-Feb. 2006, doi:10.1109/MSP.2006.29
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