Document Type

Thesis

Publication Date

2013

Abstract

Unlike RSA encryption, McEliece cryptosystems are considered secure in the presence of quantum computers. McEliece cryptosystems leverage error-correcting codes as a mechanism for encryption. The open-source math software Sage provides a suitable environment for implementing and exploring McEliece cryptosystems for undergraduate research. Using our Sage implementation, we explored Goppa codes, McEliece cryptosystems, and Stern’s attack against a McEliece cryptosystem.

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Approved by: Sunil Chetty, Lynn Ziegler, Bret Benesh, Robert Campbell, Robert Hesse, James Schnepf, Anthony Cunningham

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