Sunday 4 June 2006

Guide to learn Cryptography

No, I'm not writing my own cryptography course, however I am going to give you some very valuable links today if you are interested in how crypto works. This is for beginners and people at an advanced level... well basically it's just links that I've known and when I saw a link to a crypto course on I decided to go ahead and publish this post.

  1. Familiarize yourself with this cryptography article over at wikipedia.
  2. Then go over to and listen to episodes 30-37. Yes I know Steve Gibson's voice can be annoying at times, but hey, he's a guru and you might as well listen to what he has to say.
  3. Then you are going to be ready for the advanced course over at University of Washington.
  4. Now you are ready to explore, research more about the application you are curious about, such as Skype etc.
Now, you can consider yourself a guru on Cryptography, and sure enough you are ready to take on the world. Well, if your asking your self how can this help me? Then answer is, may be since you know more about cryptography now you can be more like this guy (oh yeah and did I mention he's Canadian).

Soon enough I'll have my own article too on how this stuff works, if I can get around to write it of course. So come back in the summer... to take a crash course on Crypto if you are more interested.

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