Foundations of Cryptography
by Oded Goldreich
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2007
Number of pages: 396
The book presents complexity research which 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.
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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 Andre Langie - Aegean Park Press
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