Applied cryptography: protocols, algorithms, and source code in CAfter a brief account of the history of cryptography, the latest data on encryption protocols and techniques are explained. Describes presentday applications ranging from electronic cash to anonymous messaging and current security concerns. The second section assumes fairly sophisticated knowledge of the C programming language and features numerous source code fragments. Practical implementations of the code are listed throughout the book's second half. 
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User Review  Freddie BarrSmith  GoodreadsElegant explanations of cryptographic protocols but too dated to be of much practical use now. Read full review
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User Review  Robbie Crossfield  GoodreadsA great read, a little dated in some areas, but still an excellent insight into many algorithms, and the math background behind them Read full review
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