Cryptography: An Introduction
by N.P. Smart
Publisher: McGraw-Hill 2004
Number of pages: 436
Nigel Smart's 'Cryptography' provides the rigorous detail required for advanced cryptographic studies, yet approaches the subject matter in an accessible style in order to gently guide new students through difficult mathematical topics.
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by Al Sweigart - inventwithpython.com
This book describes several encryption programs for various ciphers, along with how to write programs that can break these ciphers. The book is for complete beginners, it will teach you how to encrypt and decrypt messages.
by William F. Friedman - NSA
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 NSA, this book is key in helping individuals understand and solve cipher systems.
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 Henk C. A. van Tilborg - Springer
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.