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 Neal R. Wagner - Univ. of Texas San Antonio
The author is trying to find a middle ground, a gentle introduction to selected topics in cryptography without avoiding the mathematics. The material is aimed at undergraduate computer science students, but will be accessible to many others.
by David Joyner - Springer
This book concerns elementary and advanced aspects of coding theory and cryptography. The coding theory contributions deal mostly with algebraic coding theory. There are both historical and mathematical papers on cryptography.
by Andre Langie - Aegean Park Press
A classic in cryptographic literature. Text is divided into parts: Descriptions of the principal systems of cryptography; Examples of deciphering (cryptanalysis); Lists and tables with bibliography; plus a section titled 'The Playfair Cipher'.
by Neal Koblitz (ed.) - Springer
Contents: Universal Hashing and Multiple Authentication; Asymmetric Cryptography with a Hidden Monomial; Hidden Collisions on DSS; All Bits in ax + b mod p are Hard; Robust and Efficient Sharing of RSA Functions; Improved Differential Attacks on RC5.