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University of Virginia

Applied Cryptography

University of Virginia via Udacity


Cryptography is present in everyday life, from paying with a credit card to using the telephone. Learn all about making and breaking puzzles in computing.


  • Perfect Ciphers
    • What makes certain ciphers perfect.,How the Lorenz Cipher was broken.
  • Symmetric Encryption
    • Sending messages when two people share a secret.
  • Key Exchange
    • Techniques to establish a shared secret.
  • Asymmetric Encryption
    • Exchanging information using public key cryptosystems.
  • Public Key Protocols
    • Encrypted key exchange, certificates, secure commerce.
  • Using Cryptographic Primitives
    • How cryptography can be useful for anonymizing communication, voting, and digital cash.
  • Secure Computation
    • Computing without exposing data.

Taught by

David Evans


4.2 rating, based on 5 Class Central reviews

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  • Anonymous
    Great course. I had tried other crypto courses and nothing every stuck. I found the others to get into too great of depth too quickly. After this course, I developed the ability to critically think about cryptographic protocols and primitives. I am also ready for classes that go in greater depth.
  • Priya John
    This course content is excellent. Short lectures, Multiple choice questions, great approach. I recommend this course to every student interested in learning Cryptography.
  • Nitish Singh
    Complete the course , good introduction to cyber security. Touches different aspects.

    Skipped the programming due to time issues.
  • Olivier Schnitzeler

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