CS255: Introduction to Cryptography

Introduction to Cryptography

Winter 2016

Cryptography is an indispensable tool for protecting information in computer systems. This course explains the inner workings of cryptographic primitives and how to correctly use them.


Course syllabus (and readings)
Course overview (grading, textbooks, coursework, exams)
Lectures: Monday, Wednesday, 1:30-2:50pm, Gates B01
Sections: Friday, 2:30-3:20pm, Thornton 102
Questions for CAs: cs255ta@cs.stanford.edu or use Piazza
Videos: cs255 online   (for video lecftures covering the material in class)


All homework submission is to be done via Gradescope. Please use course code 97X43M to sign up. Note that Gradescope requires that the solution to every problem start on a new page.

Homework #0:   html
Due: Jan. 13
Homework #1:   [pdf]    solutions: [pdf]
Due: Jan. 27
Homework #2:   not out yet
Due: Feb. 22
Homework #3:   not out yet
Due: Mar. 12


Project #1 (secure CDN):   pdf   starter code
Due: Friday, Feb. 12, 11:59pm
Project #2 (using TLS):   not out yet
Due: Wed., March 9, 11:59pm


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