[python-uk] Cryptopals study group

Harry Percival harry.percival at gmail.com
Sat Dec 27 14:32:55 CET 2014

Am enticed by this:

*"you should like solving puzzles. An appreciation for early-90's MTV
hip-hop can't hurt either."*

And this:

*"Our friend Maciej says these challenges are a good way to learn a new
language, so maybe now's the time to pick up Clojure or Rust."*
Dying to learn Clojure yo.


On 27 December 2014 at 13:22, Harry Percival <harry.percival at gmail.com>

> 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>
> wrote:
>> 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
Twitter: @hjwp
Mobile:  +44 (0) 78877 02511
Skype:         harry.percival
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