PDMI TUM State University St. Petersburg
Steklov Institute St. Petersburg Technische Universität München State University St. Petersburg

Joint Advanced Student School (JASS)

Course 1: Algorithms in IT Security

St. Petersburg - Wednesday, March 30 through Saturday, April 9, 2005

Lev Gurevich

Practical Private Key Cryptography


Private key cryptography is an approach to private information transfer based on the idea of a shared secret key. It is one of the most commonly used in practice because of its performance and its simplicity in implementation. The main concept: Alice and Bob have a given key K in common knowledge. Alice enciphers a message using K, and Bob deciphers the message using K. Noone who doesn't know K can read the message. In this article this concept is briefly described. Then, the DES cipher, the most popular standard in private key cryptography, and the ways of his cracking is considered.

Practical Private Key Cryptograph[PDF]
Practical Private Key Cryptograph[PDF]