Friday, November 28, 2008

Modern Cryptography

AES, RSA, and Rijndael - if these mean nothing to you then you're clearly not interested in cryptography. If that's the case why are you reading this blog?!
Anyhow - if your an engineer of any kind in this modern world then there are certain things you should have at least a passing familiarity with - how TCP/IP works is another one.
The best primer I've ever come across is episode 31-37 of Steve Gibson's Security Now podcast go from symmetric stream ciphers (the Enigma Machine being a prime example) through to current state-of-the-art methods. It's very listenable and so if you have a spare eight hours (ideal on the commute) you should check out those podcasts from a couple of years ago - link in the title.

1 comment:

Rupert said...

I think it might be time to start a No.10 petition to get Steve an honorary knighthood; Sir Steve of Blogdom!