Its time for our second Sunday School event, yaaayy! Based on the discussions from the previous session we have decided to conduct a Crypto-party. Sounds real fancy, doesn’t it? What could Crypto-party even mean? It is a workshop where you will be exposed to practical cryptography such as VPN( virtual private network), Tor anonimity network etc. These words sound too big and complicated? Let me break it down for you.
Imagine two people A and B share a secret. When they split up they need some way to communicate. So they use letters. A writes letters to B and these are written in some secret code. But there is another person C who wants to read these letters. So A puts these letters in a box using a lock that only she and B know the combination to. This is known as encryption. The box is then sent to B and he opens the box using the combination which was earlier given to him by A. This is decryption. Replace these physical locks with ciphers. Ciphers act like virtual locks. Now if person C tries to read the letters it would appear meaningless due to the use of ciphers. This is cryptography.
If you want to know more about this, join us this sunday at FSMK office.
Speaker: Karthic Rao
Venue: FSMK office
Time: 11:00 A.M
Date: 14th August