Cryptography: Theory and Practice, Third Edition

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CRC Press, Nov 1, 2005 - Computers - 616 pages
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First introduced in 1995, Cryptography: Theory and Practice garnered enormous praise and popularity, and soon became the standard textbook for cryptography courses around the world. The second edition was equally embraced, and enjoys status as a perennial bestseller. Now in its third edition, this authoritative text continues to provide a solid foundation for future breakthroughs in cryptography.


The art and science of cryptography has been evolving for thousands of years. Now, with unprecedented amounts of information circling the globe, we must be prepared to face new threats and employ new encryption schemes on an ongoing basis. This edition updates relevant chapters with the latest advances and includes seven additional chapters covering:
  • Pseudorandom bit generation in cryptography
  • Entity authentication, including schemes built from primitives and special purpose "zero-knowledge" schemes
  • Key establishment including key distribution and protocols for key agreement, both with a greater emphasis on security models and proofs
  • Public key infrastructure, including identity-based cryptography
  • Secret sharing schemes
  • Multicast security, including broadcast encryption and copyright protection


    Providing mathematical background in a "just-in-time" fashion, informal descriptions of cryptosystems along with more precise pseudocode, and a host of numerical examples and exercises, Cryptography: Theory and Practice, Third Edition offers comprehensive, in-depth treatment of the methods and protocols that are vital to safeguarding the mind-boggling amount of information circulating around the world.
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    User Review  - nicodemo - LibraryThing

    I don't like this book. I find it too technical and more generally written in a really bad way. Moreover the typesetting is awful and the fonts in the formulas doesn't use the antialiasing, which of course make the book a pain even from an esthetic standpoint. Read full review

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    This is the hardest test book I have ever read on earth as an engineering student. The book is progressed with mathematical proof without suitable explanation and introduction. The exercise problems are especially merciless. The lack of sample problems even increases the pain. However, for anyone who want to build a solid mathematical understanding of cryptography. Go for this, and don't forget to refer to some other more intuitive material on the subject if need help.  

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