Cryptography, A Study on Secret Writings
by Andre Langie
Publisher: Aegean Park Press 1922
Number of pages: 238
This book is 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 an important section titled 'The Playfair Cipher'. This latter section is written by Lt. Commander W.W. Smith, U.S. Navy. Here the student is taken step-by-step through the solution of a Playfair Cipher problem.
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by Al Sweigart
The book teaches complete beginners how to program in the Python programming language. The book features the source code to several ciphers and hacking programs for these ciphers. The programs include the Caesar cipher, transposition cipher, etc.
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 Al Sweigart - inventwithpython.com
The book teaches complete beginners how to program in the Python programming language. It features the source code to several ciphers and hacking programs for these ciphers. The final chapters cover the modern RSA cipher and public key cryptography.
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.