An introduction to Cryptography
by Phil Zimmermann
Number of pages: 80
This guide describes how to use PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) to securely manage your organization’s messages and data storage. The book provides an overview of the terminology and concepts you will encounter as you use PGP products. It contains discussions of security, privacy, and the vulnerabilities inherent in any security system, even PGP. This guide is useful to anyone who is interested in knowing the basics of cryptography, and explains the terminology and technology you will encounter as you use PGP products. You will find it useful to read before you begin working with cryptography.
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by Oded Goldreich - Cambridge University Press
The book gives the mathematical underpinnings for cryptography; this includes one-way functions, pseudorandom generators, and zero-knowledge proofs. Throughout, definitions are complete and detailed; proofs are rigorous and given in full.
by Dan Boneh, Victor Shoup - cryptobook.us
This book is about constructing practical cryptosystems for which we can argue security under plausible assumptions. The book covers many constructions for different tasks in cryptography. For each task we define a precise security goal ...
by Mihir Bellare, Phillip Rogaway - University of California at Davis
The viewpoint taken throughout these notes is to emphasize the theory of cryptography as it can be applied to practice. This is an approach that the authors have pursued in the research, and it seems to be a pedagogically desirable approach as well.
by Svetlin Nakov - Nakov.com
This book will teach you the basics of applied cryptography in almost free of math style, following a step-by-step approach with lots of code examples and practical exercises (hands-on experience), just like when you learn Web development ...