Applied cryptography: protocols, algorithms, and source code in C

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Wiley, 1996 - Computers - 758 pages
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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

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TITLE: "The Bible of the Crypto-world" April 19, 2005
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For anyone working or studying the crypto-world (IT Security, Cryptographer, Cryptologists, PKI/PGP/SecureID Technologists, etc.) this is a
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For the fascinating world of Cryptography (the practical application of Cryptology) this is an essential textbook that any graduate course of digital security and cryptology should include. It is inteded as a reference book as well as a practical book to have handy for the working professional.
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It's no wonder the NSA had asked the author not to publish this book. It leaves the Crypto-world naked to the average viewer/reader!
 

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

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If you need to write encryption applications, or, want to understand how encryption works, see the math, algorithms, source code so you can analyze in your favourite debugger, then this book is for ... Read full review

Contents

Foundations
1
PROTOCOL BUILDING BLOCKS
21
Protocol Building Blocks
22
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

BRUCE SCHNEIER is President of Counter-pane Systems, a consulting firm specializing in cryptography and computer security. He is a contributing editor to Dr. Dobb's Journal, serves on the board of directors of the International Association of Cryptologic Research, and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Electronic Privacy Information Center. He is the author of E-Mail Security (Wiley) and is a frequent lecturer on cryptography, computer security, and privacy. 18 02 ". . .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

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