Crypto Primer: Understanding Encryption, Certificates, Public/Private Key & Digital Signatures
If you Bing (or Google!) "Crypto Primer", an article I wrote on my blog some time ago will come back as the first result. It seems to have been a very popular read and is linked from all over the Internet. From the email I've received about it, I think people have always been vaguely curious about what goes on under the covers when they use certain security APIs, or have to set up certificates in a specific order and that blog post explains it.
Well, now I've created a video; a "cartoon" if you will, of the blog post which explains crypto in animated form. You should walk away with a good understanding of how public/private key works and why things like digital signatures, certificates, hashing, CAs, PKI and so on end up as part of the crypto conversation. Maybe if you find it very intriguing, you might want to watch it then read the article at your own pace.
Hope you enjoy the video.