Winter 2020

Section 1: TTh 3:00pm - 4:15pm 3106 JKB

Homework #5

  1. Describe the Diffie-Hellman protocol.

  2. Show how Mallory can conduct a man-in-the-middle attack when Alice and Bob perform the DH protocol from question #1.

  3. What is the recommended key size for the prime modulus p in DH?

  4. Why is the recommended size for p for DH so much larger than the recommended key size for AES?

(search external sources for answering the last two questions, and cite your source)

Submit your work on Learning Suite as a PDF before the start of class on the due date.