Introduction to Cryptography

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Springer, Jan 1, 2001 - Computers - 281 pages
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Cryptography is the key technology in electronic key systems, used to keep data secret, digitally sign documents, permit access control, etc. Therefore, users should know not only how its techniques work, but should also be able to estimate their efficiency and security. This accessible book explains the basic methods of modern cryptography. It is written for readers with only basic mathematical knowledge, who are interested in modern cryptographic algorithms and their mathematical foundation.

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Johannes A. Buchmann is Professor of Computer Science and Mathematics at the Technical University of Darmstadt, and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Cryptology. In 1985, he received a Feodor Lynen Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He has also received the most prestigious award in science in Germany, the Leibniz Award of the German Science Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft).

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