Jeff Moser has an enlightened, and entertaining explanation of the Advanced Encryption Standard on his web site, Moserware. As Jeff describes the explanation, its a play in four acts. I had to exit the stage when the stick figure professor got into the heavy math, but it was a great lesson, none the less.
You can head on over to Jeff’s site to check it all out. In fact, I suggest reading it, even if you’re not really that into encryption standards and technology. Its a great primer.
Jeff also posted some sample files about how to use AES on GitHub, which got me thinking about an encryption / decryption article I wrote recently. For the PGP Decryption with C Sharp post I wrote, I created a handy sample application and a small library, both of which are available on this site today.
I haven’t really done anything with GitHub, despite its simplicity and audience. So today, after my AES education with Professor Stick, I decided to setup a GitHub account and share my PGP Encryption with C Sharp examples there too.