This is simply a guide of topics that I consider important for the final. I don’t promise to ask you about them all, or about any of these in particular; but I may very well ask you about any of these, as well as anything we discussed in class, in the discussion section, or that is in the readings (including the papers).
Everything contained in the midterm study guide
Types of attacks: ciphertext only, known plaintext, chosen plaintext
Classical ciphers, Cæsar cipher, Vigenère cipher, one-time pad, DES
Public key cryptosystems; RSA
Confidentiality and authentication with secret key and public key systems