This exercise provides an understanding of how the encryption algorithm and the encryption key work together in secret key cryptography.
Estimated Time: 15 minutes
Select a number to represent the data that you want to encrypt.
Select an algorithm, or mathematical formula, to be applied to the data.
Select a key, which is a variable that will be inserted into the algorithm to make each application of the algorithm generate a different result.
Perform the calculation.
Ask someone else, given only the result in step 4, to attempt to “decode” the original data.
List the components of the encryption process previously described. ...