How encryption works

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Brit Cruise is a producer of eductional videos. His latest project, funded on Kickstarter, is called "Gambling With Secrets", an intro to cryptography.

I really liked his explanation of public/private key cryptography : How do you share secrets, when someone is listening to everything you say ? The trick is to use one-way functions, that are easy to do but (very) hard to reverse, like mixing paint :

Easy as mixing paint

Brit Cruise is now a Khan Academy professor. :)


1. le 15 novembre 2012 (22 h 33), par brit cruise :

thanks for your support/interest!

Réponse de Manu

You're welcome ! :)

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