Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Syracuse University

Crypto Lab - One-way Hash Function and MAC


The learning objective of this lab is for students to get familiar with one-way hash functions and Message Authentication Code (MAC). After finishing the lab, in addition to gaining a deeper undertanding of the concepts, students should be able to use tools and write programs to generate one-way hash value and MAC for a given message.

Lab Description and Tasks (PDF)

    For instructors: if you prefer to modify the lab description to suit your own courses, you can download the source files (Latex) from here.

Recommended Time: 1 week

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To help us understand how effectively this lab has enhanced students' learning in computer security, we asked students to fill out an anonymous survey right after they finish the lab. We started to conduct the survey since 2007. The survey results depicted in the following are aggregate results over several years.