6.857: Computer and Network Security
Problem Set 5 out
Problem Set 4 out
Problem Set 3 out
Problem Set 3 is now out, and groups have been posted. Note that the due date is Friday, March 22. Also due Friday the 22nd: a writeup with your project group members, a description of your project idea, and a list of possible references.
Problem Set 1 Returned; Add Date
Problem Set 1 was returned today in class. Sample solutions are available from the "Students Only" page.
Additionally, Add Date is this Friday. Please double-check your registration status on WebSIS! If you have been assigned to homework groups and no longer wish to take the class for credit, we'd appreciate it if you let 6857-tas know.
Problem Set 2 Posted
Problem Set 2 has been posted; see the "Lectures and Handouts" page.
Password hashing competition
There is a new competition for designing a password-hashing scheme; see here.
Problem Set 1 posted
New course catalog description
6.857 Network and Computer Security
Prereq: 6.033, 6.042J
3-0-9 H-LEVEL Grad Credit
Topics vary somewhat from year to year, but the emphasis is on applied cryptography and may include: basic notions of systems security, cryptographic hash functions, symmetric cryptography (one-time pad, stream ciphers, block ciphers), cryptanalysis, secret-sharing, authentication codes, public-key cryptography (encryption, digital signatures), public-key infrastructure, elliptic curves and bilinear maps, buffer overflow attacks, web browser security, biometrics, electronic cash, viruses, electronic voting. Assignments include a group final project.
R. L. Rivest
On extractable functions and other beasts,
Theory Colloquium 2012/2013,
Note that it is for non-cryptographers.
Speaker: Ran Canetti
Speaker Affiliation: Boston University and Tel Aviv University
More info here.
Time: 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Refreshments: 3:45 PM
Location: 32-141; refreshments in Stata's G5 lounge
If you have not taken 6.033...
There will be no recitation tomorrow (February 8). Starting next week, we plan to have the (optional) recitation sections on Fridays at 2pm in 37-212.
If you're interested in taking 6.857 (either for credit or as a listener), please fill out the signup sheet here.
Welcome to 6.857!
Welcome to 6.857, Spring 2013.Please signup on Piazza here.