Questions tagged [cryptography]

Questions related to teaching about various aspects of cryptographic algorithms and protocols.

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What physical examples can I use for public key/asymmetric encryption?

I'm going to be teaching a lesson about asymmetric cryptography to US high school students who have no background in Computer Science, specifically the way that public key cryptography is used while ...
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How Can I Explain The Concept Of Zero Knowledge Proofs To Students

One of the trickier concepts that comes up in the realm of cryptography is the notion of zero-knowledge protocols (also referred to as zero-knowledge proofs). This is a way to verify an end-user's ...
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Blockchain cipher suitable for preschoolers

Is there a cryptographic hash function that well suited for preschool-aged children to work out on pencil and paper, to learn concepts of block chains? It must have the following requirements: Able ...
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Popular demonstration of cryptographic tools

I'm looking for an activity for highschoolers/college-freshmen that will demonstrate crypto topics (e.g., encryption, signatures, zero-knowledge), and will be fun and motivating. It is supposed ...