[python-uk] Cryptopals study group

Harry Percival harry.percival at gmail.com
Sat Dec 27 14:22:36 CET 2014

I might be up for this!  That or another crack at SICP...

On 26 December 2014 at 21:35, Peter Inglesby <peter.inglesby at gmail.com>

> Hi all,
> You may have heard of the Matasano Crypto Challenges
> <http://cryptopals.com/>, a series of challenges designed to help people
> learn about cryptography, through the breaking of cryptographic systems.
> From their website:
> "This is a different way to learn about crypto than taking a class or
> reading a book. We give you problems to solve. They're derived from
> weaknesses in real-world systems and modern cryptographic constructions. We
> give you enough info to learn about the underlying crypto concepts
> yourself. When you're finished, you'll not only have learned a good deal
> about how cryptosystems are built, but you'll also understand how they're
> attacked."
> I'm planning to tackle these over the next few weeks and months (in
> Python, naturally) but to ensure that I follow through with this
> turkey-curry-and-port-induced bravado, I was wondering whether others would
> be interested in joining me.  We could tackle one problem set a month,
> attempting the problems individually, and then discussing our solutions and
> any difficulties via some as-yet-undecided medium -- perhaps IRC or
> Hangouts or just plain old email.
> So: if you're interested, drop me a line, and we can try to work something
> out.
> Cheers,
> Peter.
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Harry J.W. Percival
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