Khan Academy: Journey into cryptography

Commencing with ancient cryptography, these comprehensive online lessons cover ciphers, modern cryptography (including public/private key and RSA), modular arithmetic and the significance of large prime numbers in modern cryptographic methods. This is a comprehensive treatment of the topic however much of initial sections are accessible to middle high school students.

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Year band(s) 9-10
Content type Course or tutorial
Format Web page
Core and overarching concepts Privacy and security
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Investigate the role of hardware and software in managing, controlling and securing the movement of and access to data in networked digital systems

Keywords Code, Cryptography, Ciphers, Public Key, Private Key, RSA, Protection, Security, Coding

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