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    Aug 14, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Pretty Good Privacy (PGP): hybrid cryptosystem designed in 1991 by Phil Zimmermann Combined best available cryptographic algorithms to become open source de facto standard for encryption and authentication of e-mail and file storage applications Freeware and low-cost commercial PGP versions are available for many platforms PGP security solution provides six services: authentication by digital signatures; message encryption; compression; e-mail compatibility; segmentation; key management

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    Designed to intercept transmission of public key or insert known key structure in place of requested public key From victim’s perspective, encrypted communication appears to be occurring normally, but in fact, attacker receives each encrypted message, decodes, encrypts, and sends to originally intended recipient Establishment of public keys with digital signatures can prevent traditional man-in-the-middle attack

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    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    Cryptography and encryption provide sophisticated approach to security Many security-related tools use embedded encryption technologies Encryption converts a message into a form that is unreadable by the unauthorized Many tools are available and can be classified as symmetric or asymmetric, each having advantages and special capabilities

    • Winter 2016
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    Aug 08, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I could see why you wouldnt want to take her lower division classes, but upper division she is incredibly nice and accommodating

    Course highlights:

    Not the easiest, but I was a graduating senior and didnt care much

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    50% = C- Class Avg=B- at least (no downgrading) Invited the whole class to her house for dinner and drinks one night. One of the most thoughtful ladies.

    • Spring 2016
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    Feb 29, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I recommend but be ready to dedicate around 4 hours each day just to hang on to that A

    Course highlights:

    I do NOT recommend this professor to anyone. She is extremely rude,

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    I did not like her teaching methods. The only good thing is that the tests are similar to the reviews.

    • Summer 2012


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