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Ron Rivest, Lecturer
rivest at csail.mit.edu
Phone: 253-5880
Office: 32-G692


Shafi Goldwasser, Lecturer
shafi at theory.csail.mit.edu
Phone: 253-5914
Office: 32-G682


Jason Juang, TA
juang at mit.edu
Office Hours:
Fri. 3:30-5pm, 32-G5 Lounge


Yuran Lu, TA
yuranlu at mit.edu
Office Hours:
Weds. 1-2:30pm, 32-G5 Lounge


Be Blackburn, Assistant
be at csail.mit.edu
Phone: 253-6098
Office: 32-G675A


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6.857: Computer and Network Security

Announcements

Final Projects Posted
If you would like to have your final project posted (and we hope you will), please send your slides to the TAs. You can find the posted projects on the Term Projects page.
5/23/2008

Problem Set 5 solutions posted
The solutions to Problem Set 5 are now available [PS|PDF]. Your group will receive grades and comments by e-mail.
5/14/2008

Problem Set 4 solutions posted
The solutions to Problem Set 4 are now available [PS|PDF]. Your group will receive grades and comments by e-mail.
4/28/2008

Presentation schedule posted
The schedule for your final project presentations is now posted here. We assigned groups to random time slots, keeping in mind conflicts that you have told us about. If you cannot make your assigned time slot, please let the TAs know ASAP so we can try to reschedule you.
4/25/2008

Problem Set 5 Posted
The fifth problem set has been posted [PS|PDF].
4/16/2008

Quiz Solutions Posted
The quiz solutions have been posted [PDF].
4/14/2008

Problem Set 4 Posted
The fourth problem set has been posted [PS|PDF]. You should have received an e-mail from the TA's with a username and password. If not, please e-mail the TA's, and let us know the composition of your group.
4/07/2008

Problem Set 3 solutions posted
The solutions to Problem Set 3 are now available [PS|PDF]. Your group will receive grades and comments by e-mail later in the weekend.
4/05/2008

Practice Quiz Problems Posted
We've posted some quiz problems from previous years, some with solutions [PS|PDF]. These will give you an idea of the format and type of quiz questions that can occur on the quiz, although the content will be based on this year's lecture content.
4/02/2008

No office hours Friday
Jason's office hours this Friday, March 21, are cancelled. Enjoy the break!
3/18/2008

Problem Set 2 solutions posted
The solutions to Problem Set 2 are now available [PS|PDF]. Your group should have received grades and comments by e-mail.
3/15/2008

Project Proposal Comments posted
The staff has written comments on all of the project proposals, and you can find a PDF of all the proposals along with comments here.
3/05/2008

Problem Set 3 Posted
The third problem set has been posted [PS|PDF]. You should've received an e-mail from the TA's with your group number. If not, please e-mail the TA's, and let us know the composition of your group.
3/03/2008

Problem Set 1 solutions posted
The solutions to Problem Set 1 are now available [PS|PDF]. Your group should have received grades and comments by e-mail.
3/03/2008

Error on Problem Set 2
There is a typo on Problem 4(c) of Problem Set 2. Part (c) should say that a and b are values from Zq* (not Zp*) and that k is computed modulo q (not mod p). The PDF has been updated to reflect this.
2/28/2008

Individual Project Sketches posted
The individual project ideas submitted by the class have been posted here. They are password-protected by the same password as the lecture notes. We encourage you to read through ideas your classmates have proposed for inspiration and for help finding like-minded people with whom to work. The course staff will be reviewing each proposal and sending individual feedback.
2/26/2008

Number Theory Supplementary Questions Available
For a review of number theory concepts, look at the supplementary number theory questions from Fall 2006. [PS|PDF]. These are not to be handed in.
2/25/2008

Problem Set 2 revised
We have revised Problem 1 on Problem Set 2 [PS|PDF] to make it a little more interesting. Please make sure you have the most recent version. (Posted at 1:30pm.)
2/20/2008

Problem Set 2 Posted
The second problem set has been posted [PS|PDF]. Reminder: the Individual Project Sketch is due Monday.
2/20/2008

Problem Set 1 Posted
The first problem set has been posted [PS|PDF]. If you haven't already done so, please e-mail your group composition to the TAs. If you are having trouble finding a group, you can send a request to the class mailing list (6857-students) or ask the TAs.
2/11/2008

Welcome to 6.857
Please register using the course registration form by this Friday.
2/06/2008

Welcome
We'll have more information about this term shortly. For now, you can check out websites from previous terms.
1/31/2008


Handouts
  1. Course Information [PS|PDF]
  2. Problem Set 1 [PS|PDF]
  3. Problem Set 2 [PS|PDF]
  4. Problem Set 1 Solutions [PS|PDF]
  5. Problem Set 3 [PS|PDF]
  6. Problem Set 2 Solutions [PS|PDF]
  7. Practice Quiz Questions [PS|PDF]
  8. Problem Set 3 Solutions [PS|PDF]
  9. Problem Set 4 [PS|PDF]
  10. Quiz
  11. Quiz Solutions [PDF]
  12. Problem Set 5 [PS|PDF]
  13. Problem Set 4 Solutions [PS|PDF]
  14. Problem Set 5 Solutions [PS|PDF]