Computer Sciences | Mathematics
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.
Roering, Christopher, "Coding Theory-Based Cryptopraphy: McEliece Cryptosystems in Sage" (2013). Honors Theses, 1963-2015. 17.
Approved by: Sunil Chetty, Lynn Ziegler, Bret Benesh, Robert Campbell, Robert Hesse, James Schnepf, Anthony Cunningham