by William F. Friedman
Publisher: NSA 1936
Number of pages: 984
One of the most well-respected publications on cryptanalysis, as was written by William F. Friedman, one of the true experts in the field. Now declassified by the National Security Agency (NSA), this publication is key in helping individuals understand and solve cipher systems.
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