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6 857 - Network and Computer Security
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology 6 857 Network and Computer Security Professor Ronald L Rivest Handout 5 September 11 2003 Problem Set 1 This problem set is due on paper in room 6 120 on Thursday September 18 at the beginning of class You are to work on this problem set in groups of three or four people Problems turned in by individuals pairs pentuples etc will not be accepted Be sure that all group members can explain the solutions See Handout 1 Course Information for our policy on collaboration If you do not have a group seek partners by emailing 6 857 students public mit edu Homework must be typed Each problem answer must appear on separate sheets of paper Mark the top of each sheet with your name s the course number 6 857 the problem set number and question and the date Homework must be typed and clear We have provided templates for LATEX and Microsoft Word on the course website Grading and Late Policy Each problem is worth 10 points Late homework will not be accepted without prior approval Homework should not be submitted by email except with prior approval Somebody from your group should be in class on the day that the homework is due With the authors permission we will distribute our favorite solution to each problem as the official solution this is your chance to become famous If you do not wish for your homework to be used as an official solution or if you wish that it only be used anonymously please note this on your homework Problem 1 1 PGP This problem has both individual and group elements to it Your group should turn in one write up answering each of the parts labelled Group but all key pairs emails etc should be created and sent individually Read Alma Whitten s paper Why Johnny Can t Encrypt There is a link to it on the Lectures and Handouts page of the course website Locate and install a fresh version of PGP or GPG There are versions for Unix flavors Windows and the Macintosh See http web mit edu network pgp html for downloads If for some reason



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