Fundamentals of Cryptology: A Professional Reference and Interactive Tutorial
by Henk C. A. van Tilborg
Publisher: Springer 1999
Number of pages: 503
This is a thoroughly written wonderful book on cryptography! This excellent book is warmly recommended for mathematicians, computer scientists, for professors and students, and, as a reference book, for researchers in the area of 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 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 Shafi Goldwasser, Mihir Bellare
This is a set of lecture notes on cryptography for a one week long course on cryptography taught at MIT. The thread followed by these notes is to develop and explain the notion of provable security and its usage for the design of secure protocols.
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.