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Research Group Codes and Cryptography

Cryptography: Provable Security (WS 2007)

Topics [^]

We discuss several advanced security concepts like semantic security. We also describe several techniques to design systems that meet these strong security requirements. In particular, we discuss:

Module information [^]

For further information see the corresponding section in the module handbook (in german only).

Examination [^]

There will be two opportunities for an oral examination after the lectures have finished.


Dates [^]

Lecture notes [^]

This course will make use of the literature given below. Beside this, there will be no lecture notes for this course.

Exercises [^]

Here we will publish the exercises.

Literature [^]


Bellare, Rogaway: Lecture Notes on "Introduction to Modern Cryptography", University of California, San Diego, 2004--2005. Lecture notes available online!


Goldreich: "Foundations of Cryptography, Volume 1: Basic Tools", Cambridge University Press, 2001. ISBN: 0-521-79172-3. Early draft version available online!


Goldreich: "Foundations of Cryptography, Volume 2: Basic Applications", Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN: 0-521-83084-2.


Goldwasser, Bellare: Lecture Notes on "Cryptography", MIT, 1996--2001. Lecture notes available online!


Katz, Lindell: "Introduction to Modern Cryptography", Chapman & Hall / CRC Press, 2007. ISBN: 1-5848-8551-3


Lindell: Lecture Notes on "Introduction to Cryptography", Bar-Ilan University, 2005. Lecture notes available online!


Menezes, van Oorschot, Vanstone: "Handbook of Applied Cryptography", CRC Press, 1996. ISBN: 0-8493-8523-7. Complete book available online!


Shoup: "A Computational Introduction to Number Theory and Algebra", Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN: 0-521-85154-8. Complete book available online!


Stinson: "Cryptography: Theory and Practice", 2nd edition, Chapman & Hall / CRC Press, 2001. ISBN: 1-5848-8206-9.


Trappe, Washington: "Introduction to Cryptography with Coding Theory", 2nd edition, Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005. ISBN: 0-13-198199-4.

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