sabrinaleary02
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Encryption Science fair idea

Postby sabrinaleary02 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:41 am

Hi!
I am in 10th grade and need a science fair idea. I wanted to do something with either math or computer science. I was thinking about doing a science fair project that tested the security of different encryption methods using Python programming, but I wasn't sure if it was an idea that was way out of my league. I don't have much experience with encryption, but know a fair amount about python. I was thinking I would test the security of either different encryption algorithms or different methods (such as symmetric key and hashing).

Is this idea too hard/not doable on python?

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Re: Encryption Science fair idea

Postby dcnick96 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:49 pm

Hello there, and welcome to Science Buddies!

This is certainly doable, and computer security is a hot topic these days. It would be an interesting project. If you look in the Science Buddies Topic Ideas section, you will find a couple of projects that might give you some ideas of where to go or how to start and even make your own project.
https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/cybersecurity

Write back if you have further questions. Good luck!
Deana


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