Assignment 1: Encryption and Hashing Algorithms: Tools and Commands
Due Week 3 and worth 100 points
The CIA and FBI have been working as a joint task force to unearth the meaning behind a vast amount of intercepted digital communiqué between two known operatives believed to be spies. They have recruited your company to assist with the decryption of these messages.
Write a paper in which you answer the following:
Before you start on this mission, both national organizations want to verify your ability to identify hash and encryptions standards. Answer the following questions, providing specific details for each topic:
- Explain how to identify the type of hash, identifying a tool that can integrate with Linux and Windows so desktop users are able to verify hash values. Specify any online tools.
- Describe the difference between RSA and ECDSA encryption algorithms and name a well-known product that uses each type of encryption. Be sure to cite your references.
- Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Here is a useful online resource to help with your tasked assignment from the FBI. Using the following link, decrypt the random messages and put them together into a useful missive. Identify the hash type and rearrange the messages in logical order to assemble the message.
Team: ideal submissions will feature thoughtful and concise responses, coupled with accurate and well-formed conclusions.
For this assignment:
Page length: No more than 6 pages (Title page + 4 pages of content + References page = 6 pages total)
Use APA Style Guide (latest edition).