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Crypto Lab -- Secret-Key Encryption


The learning objective of this lab is for students to get familiar with the concepts in the secret-key encryption. After finishing the lab, students should be able to gain a first-hand experience on encryption algorithms, encryption modes, paddings, and initial vector (IV). Moreover, students will be able to use tools and write programs to encrypt/decrypt messages.

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  • Supervised (closely-guided lab session): 2 hours
  • Unsupervised (take-home project): 1 week

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