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Issue No. 01 - January/February (2006 vol. 4)
ISSN: 1540-7993
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.
cryptography, security, public key, PKI

J. Coron, "What Is Cryptography?," in IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 4, no. , pp. 70-73, 2006.
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