[Blabber] [OT] Crypto experts???

Zachary Giles zgiles at gmail.com
Mon Jan 20 20:44:23 UTC 2014


I'm not at the space, but I think it would be cool to make a night and
maybe we can all learn from these problem-sets (because I'm interested!).
If the goal though is to just find someone to help you, then I'm not your
guy -- not a superexpert here. :)


On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 3:35 PM, Robert O'Connor <robby.oconnor at gmail.com>wrote:

> This coursera course is no joke...I have exercises (which I bombed)...if
> you're at the space...I'll be there in about 2hrs...
>
> --rob
> Sent from my cell...excuse typos
> On Jan 20, 2014 3:27 PM, "Zachary Giles" <zgiles at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Maybe we can make a night and have people sit around and talk about the
>> core happenings of many of these crypto functions?
>> I think it would be nice to get some folks together to talk about some of
>> the basics of the functions and algorithms etc.
>> My fear would be that A) you wouldn't get your homework done. :)   and B)
>> that we'd get a bunch of script-kiddies who want to encrypt their laptops
>> etc rather than going really into the subjects.
>>
>> Thoughts?
>>
>>
>> On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 3:20 PM, Robby O'Connor <robby.oconnor at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> I sort of get that...I'm not asking you to do it for me...just kinda
>>> explain it in a better way...I guess?
>>>
>>>
>>> On Mon 20 Jan 2014 08:33:36 AM EST, Ignacio Verboten wrote:
>>>
>>>> So, are you writing that the advantage to assisting you would be
>>>> non-negligible?
>>>>
>>>>  On Jan 20, 2014, at 6:31, Robby O'Connor <robby.oconnor at gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Hey all,
>>>>>
>>>>> Is anybody a Cryptography expert who would be willing to spend a bit
>>>>> of time with me...no money will be offered but perhaps some coffee...maybe
>>>>> food??
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm struggling with a Coursera course on Cryptography -- basic stuff
>>>>> at this point specifically determining whether or not Pseudo-random number
>>>>> Generators ( PRG) are secure...and also whether or not given encryption
>>>>> scheme(s) are (one-time) semantically secure...I sort of get it...but maybe
>>>>> a person showing it in person with concrete examples will help...
>>>>>
>>>>> Thanks in advance...
>>>>>
>>>>> --rob
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