The Birthday Paradox and Attacks on Public-key Cryptography
October 23, 2006
Bailey Hall 312
Refreshments will be served
How many people must be in a room before there is at least a 50% chance that two of them have the same birthday? I'll talk about how the answer--a surprisingly small number--turns out to have implications for the encryption methods that we use every day to secure communication over the Internet.
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