Applied Cryptography : Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code in C, Paperback Book

Applied Cryptography : Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code in C Paperback

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". . .the best introduction to cryptography I've ever seen. . . . The book the National Security Agency wanted never to be published. . . ." -Wired Magazine ". . .monumental . . . fascinating . . . comprehensive . . . the definitive work on cryptography for computer programmers . . ." -Dr. Dobb's Journal ". . .easily ranks as one of the most authoritative in its field." -PC Magazine ". . .the bible of code hackers." -The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog This new edition of the cryptography classic provides you with a comprehensive survey of modern cryptography.

The book details how programmers and electronic communications professionals can use cryptography-the technique of enciphering and deciphering messages-to maintain the privacy of computer data.

It describes dozens of cryptography algorithms, gives practical advice on how to implement them into cryptographic software, and shows how they can be used to solve security problems.

Covering the latest developments in practical cryptographic techniques, this new edition shows programmers who design computer applications, networks, and storage systems how they can build security into their software and systems. What's new in the Second Edition? � New information on the Clipper Chip, including ways to defeat the key escrow mechanism � New encryption algorithms, including algorithms from the former Soviet Union and South Africa, and the RC4 stream cipher � The latest protocols for digital signatures, authentication, secure elections, digital cash, and more � More detailed information on key management and cryptographic implementations


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 792 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
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  • Category: Data encryption
  • ISBN: 9780471117094

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Simply the best book out there for the programmer that needs to learn and understand the fundamentals of *applied* cryptography.

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THE book about cryptography, including explanations of algorithms, weaknesses, crypto-theory, etc.

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The go-to book on cryptography for programmers.

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I read this book back in 1998, and it was the first serious cryptography book I'd read.It's the classic reference book, and it covers a lot of ground.It's over 15 years old now, so it's missing some of the recent algorithms and techniques. Notable omissions include 128-bit blocksize block ciphers like AES, Twofish and Serpent; and elliptic curve cryptography that's often used on mobile devices.

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Really excellent. On par with any classic manual of computer science.

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