I’m studying for my Computer Science class and need an explanation.
There are three main types of cryptographic algorithms:
- Secret key
- Public key
- Hash functions.
Read Overview of Cryptography (Links to an external site.) to gain an understanding of the various applications of crypto. Pick an algorithm for any one of these types (e.g., DES, AES, RSA, MD5) and describe how it works and where it is applied. For example, SSL uses 3DES or DES for message encryption.
Be sure to post an initial, substantive response by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. MST and respond to two or more peers with substantive responses by Sunday at 11:59 p.m. MST. A substantive initial post answers the question presented completely and/or asks a thoughtful question pertaining to the topic. Substantive peer responses ask a thoughtful question pertaining to the topic and/or answer a question (in detail) posted by another student or the instructor.