### Authentication

In Cryptography, the concept of Authentication serves to provide proof that the other side of a communication is indeed who they claim to be, and who you intend for them to be. There are multiple… Read More »Authentication

In Cryptography, the concept of Authentication serves to provide proof that the other side of a communication is indeed who they claim to be, and who you intend for them to be. There are multiple… Read More »Authentication

How can two people in a crowded room derive a secret that only the pair know, without revealing the secret to anyone else that might be listening? That is exactly the scenario the Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange… Read More »Diffie-Hellman

The Problem Before we can describe the solution, we must first adequately describe the problem Anti-Replay is trying to solve. Imagine your local bank branch office. Imagine someone going to that branch location, and depositing $100… Read More »Anti-Replay

We’ve established how Asymmetric encryption makes use of two mathematically linked keys: One referred to as the Public Key, and the other referred to as the Private Key. We’ve also established that what one key encrypts,… Read More »Using Asymmetric Keys

The RSA algorithm is the most widely used Asymmetric Encryption algorithm deployed to date. The acronym is derived from the last names of the three mathematicians who created it in 1977: Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir,… Read More »RSA Example

Earlier, we learned that Symmetric encryption is an encryption scheme that uses the same key to encrypt and decrypt. Conversely, Asymmetric encryption, uses different keys to encrypt and decrypt. Lets take a look at a simple example.… Read More »Asymmetric Encryption

The first concept we need to discuss in our exploration of Cryptography is that of a Hashing Algorithm. A Hashing Algorithm is a mathematical formula that takes a Message of arbitrary length as input and… Read More »Hashing Algorithm

In the world of secured communications, Message Integrity describes the concept of ensuring that data has not been modified in transit. This is typically accomplished with the use of a Hashing algorithm. We learned earlier what a Hashing Algorithm… Read More »Message Integrity