Codes: The Guide to Secrecy From Ancient to Modern Times

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CRC Press, May 24, 2005 - Computers - 704 pages
From the Rosetta Stone to public-key cryptography, the art and science of cryptology has been used to unlock the vivid history of ancient cultures, to turn the tide of warfare, and to thwart potential hackers from attacking computer systems. Codes: The Guide to Secrecy from Ancient to Modern Times explores the depth and breadth of the field, remain
 

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Contents

From the Riddles of Ancient Egypt to Cryptography in the Renaissance 3500 Years in the Making
1
From SixteenthCentury Cryptography to the New Millennium The Last 500 Years
59
SymmetricKey Cryptography
107
PublicKey Cryptography
161
Cryptographic Protocols
191
Key Management
233
Message Authentication
251
Electronic Mail and Internet Security
271
Mathematical Facts
466
Pseudorandom Number Generation
506
Factoring Large Integers
509
Technical and Advanced Details
527
Probability Theory
543
Recognizing Primes
550
Exercises
561
Bibliography
605

Applications and the Future
329
Noncryptographic Security Issues
375
Information Theory and Coding
425

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