Las Cruces High School
Mathematics and Computer Science
Data Encryption Systems
Our team has chosen to examine the security of data encryption in real-world situations, using the CRAY SuperComputer, since electronic transactions have become a standard for business worldwide. Data encryption can be accomplished by altering the text or embedding the text. We will summarize the possible methods of circumventing systems of data encryption and data embedding, in accordance with the Windows, UNIX, LINUX, and Macintosh platforms. We expect to investigate cryptographic and steganographic systems, and use statistics and number theory to reinforce our knowledge of programming and enhance our critical thinking skills. Since there is an open challenge to break the RSA code, we may discover insight into a possible method of approach to this problem.