Saturday, December 18, 2010

BOISECrypt

So I attended BoiseCrypt on Friday. Staying up to 1AM and then getting up at 6AM was not fun. My program had some problems that needed emergency fixing.
I also learned about symmetric key encryption - none of the other people there did that
, they did public key... and I don't know much about public key so I didn't understand it. I also didn't know what 'groups' are, which apparently is a group of numbers that when you do some operation on two of them, you get another one in the group. I am not sure how that would work, but I guess some do. I was so tired it was hard to focus. I also realized that I did not explain actually how the LFSR works while I was presenting my speech.
It was very confusing to me...