Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | May 1, 2002

byFred Piper, Sean Murphy

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This book is a clear and informative introduction to cryptography and data protection - subjects of considerable social and political importance. It explains what algorithms do, how they are used, the risks associated with using them, and why governments should be concerned. Important areasare highlighted, such as Stream Ciphers, block ciphers, public key algorithms, digital signatures, and applications such as e-commerce. This book highlights the explosive impact of cryptography on modern society, with, for example, the evolution of the internet and the introduction of moresophisticated banking methods.

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This book is a clear and informative introduction to cryptography and data protection - subjects of considerable social and political importance. It explains what algorithms do, how they are used, the risks associated with using them, and why governments should be concerned. Important areasare highlighted, such as Stream Ciphers, block...

Fred Piper has been a Professor of Mathematics at the University of London since 1975 and has worked in security since 1979. In 1985 he formed a company, Codes and Ciphers Ltd., which offers consultancy advice in all aspects of information security.He has lectured worldwide on a wide range of topics in information security, both acade...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:May 1, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192803158

ISBN - 13:9780192803153

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`a perfect pocket primer for anybody interested in cryptography.'Simon Singh