University of Virginia, Department of Computer Science
CS551: Security and Privacy on the Internet, Fall 2000

Manifest: Monday 25 September 2000

Assignments Due
27 SeptemberProblem Set 2
4 OctoberFull Project Proposal

Before 27 September: Stallings, 8, 9.1 and 9.2.

Optional reading for more information: (see web version for links)

Web Browsing

Next time you conduct a transaction on the Internet, click on the key symbol and the bottom of your browser. Does the certificate you find give you a warm and fuzzy feeling? If you find anything unusual, report it to the class.


The problem of distinguishing prime numbers from composites, and of resolving composite numbers into their prime factors, is one of the most important and useful in all of arithmetic. The dignity of science seems to demand that every aid to the solution of such an elegant and celebrated problem be zealously cultivated.

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss, Disquisitiones Arithmeticae, 1801.

CS 655 University of Virginia
Department of Computer Science
CS 551: Security and Privacy on the Internet
David Evans