Homework 8
for all students

due Sunday, December 11, 2005


Reading assignment

Please read

1.  W. Stallings, “Cryptography and Network Security,”

3rd Edition: Chapters:

11 Message Authentication and Hash Functions

12.2 Secure Hash Algorithm 

12.4 HMAC

        Appendix A  Standards and Standards-Setting Organizations

OR   2nd Edition: Chapters:

8. Message Authentication and Hash Functions

9.2 Secure Hash Algorithm 

9.4 HMAC


AND
 

2.  A. Menezes, P. van Oorschot, and S. Vanstone, “Handbook of Applied Cryptography,” Chapter 9, Hash Functions and Data Integrity. Subchapters:

 

9.1 Introduction

 

9.2 Classification and framework

 

9.3 Basic Constructions and General Results


3.  A. Menezes, P. van Oorschot, and S. Vanstone, “Handbook of Applied Cryptography,”

 

Chapter 15 Patents and Standards


4. Please get familiar with

NIST CSRC Cryptographic Toolkit