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First Start Cryptography

Post by Xanderflux on Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:29 am
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Hey guys, I have absolutely no cryptography experience and was really wanting some information on where to start. It seems like a very interesting topic and nothing in my computer science classes has touched on it yet. I've done a Google search and got back some basics but I'm not sure I'm looking at the right information. Like I said, any basic terms I can start searching and doing some reading on would be a great help. Thanks in advance.
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Post by hellow533 on Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:59 am
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Did you try looking at the HTS article section? There might be something there.
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Post by Xanderflux on Tue Oct 23, 2012 1:04 am
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No, I haven't. I'm pretty new to the site, as you can see. I will give it a glance. Thank you for the help.
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Post by not_essence2 on Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:00 pm
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Well, believe it or not, there are specialized cryptography classes out there. I would never have believed it until I saw it on a course. However, the course was limited to a teenager's age so I'm not sure if it's available anymore.
But there are definitely books on it out there, like The Code Book by Simon Singh, I believe. That was the "textbook" for class.
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Re: First Start Cryptography

Post by Xanderflux on Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:54 pm
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There was a really good article someone wrote in the articles section that had alot of basic knowledge. Allowed me to start Google-ing some terms and reading some more info. But I'll check out the book as well. Thanks for the info. : )
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Re: First Start Cryptography

Post by pertti123 on Wed Oct 31, 2012 8:09 am
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If you are serious about it, have a look at Coursera's crypto classes. Crypto1 starts November 5th.

https://www.coursera.org/course/crypto
https://www.coursera.org/course/crypto2

I wish you could self study all the classes on Coursera, like it's possible for Introduction to Databases class.
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