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Foundations of Cryptography CSCI 662-01 Spring Semester 2018
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CSCI 662-01—Foundations of Cryptography
Homework 1

Prof. Alan Kaminsky—Spring Semester 2018
Rochester Institute of Technology—Department of Computer Science

Questions
Submission Requirements
Grading Criteria
Late Homeworks
Plagiarism


Questions

    Questions 1–5. The following ciphertext was encrypted with a polyalphabetic cipher. The first, third, fifth, etc. letters were encrypted using an affine cipher with a certain key. The second, fourth, sixth, etc. letters were encrypted using an affine cipher with another key.

    UVNGAOJNUVNCJJZLRTBZNJXWBASKMEWIUMUXNTQAUKLGAFYIXRBON
    

  1. What is the plaintext?

  2. What affine cipher key was used to encrypt the first, third, fifth, etc. letters?

  3. What affine cipher key was used to encrypt the second, fourth, sixth, etc. letters?

  4. Describe how you found the answers to Questions 1–3. Your answer must be a narrative description, not code or pseudocode.

  5. What is the size of the key space for this polyalphabetic affine cipher?


Submission Requirements

Put your answers in a plain text file named "<username>.txt", replacing <username> with the user name from your Computer Science Department account. Send your plain text file to me by email at ark­@­cs.rit.edu. Include your full name and your computer account name in the email message, and include the plain text file as an attachment.

I will send you an acknowledgment email when I receive your submission. If you have not received a reply within one day, please contact me. Your homework is not successfully submitted until I have sent you an acknowledgment.

The submission deadline is Friday, January 26, 2017 at 11:59pm. The date/time at which your email message arrives in my inbox will determine whether your homework meets the deadline.

You may submit your homework multiple times up until the deadline. I will keep and grade only the most recent successful submission. There is no penalty for multiple submissions.

If you submit your homework before the deadline, but I do not accept it (e.g. a plain text file was not attached to your email), and you cannot or do not submit your homework again before the deadline, the homework will be late (see below). I STRONGLY advise you to submit the homework several days BEFORE the deadline, so there will be time to deal with any problems that might arise in the submission process.


Grading Criteria

Each homework question will be graded as follows, for a total of 10 points:
2 = Correct
1 = Partially correct
0 = Incorrect or missing

After grading your homework I will put your grade and any comments I have in your encrypted grade file. For further information, see the Course Grading and Policies and the Encrypted Grades.


Late Homeworks

If I have not received a successful submission of your homework by the deadline, your homework will be late and will receive a grade of zero. There will be no extensions for homeworks.


Plagiarism

The homework must be entirely your own individual work. I will not tolerate plagiarism. If in my judgment the homework is not entirely your own work, you will automatically receive, as a minimum, a grade of zero for the assignment. See the Course Policies for my policy on plagiarism.

Foundations of Cryptography CSCI 662-01 Spring Semester 2018
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