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Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code in C » (Revised)

Book cover image of Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code in C by Bruce Schneier

Authors: Bruce Schneier
ISBN-13: 9780471117094, ISBN-10: 0471117099
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Date Published: November 1995
Edition: Revised

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Author Biography: Bruce Schneier

BRUCE SCHNEIER is President of Counter-pane Systems, a consulting firm specializing in cryptography and computer security. He is a contributing editor to Dr. Dobb's Journal, serves on the board of directors of the International Association of Cryptologic Research, and is a member of the Advisory Board for the Electronic Privacy Information Center. He is the author of E-Mail Security (Wiley) and is a frequent lecturer on cryptography, computer security, and privacy.

Book Synopsis

". . .the best introduction to cryptography I've ever seen. . . . The book the National Security Agency wanted never to be published. . . ." -Wired Magazine

". . .monumental . . . fascinating . . . comprehensive . . . the definitive work on cryptography for computer programmers . . ." -Dr. Dobb's Journal

". . .easily ranks as one of the most authoritative in its field." -PC Magazine

". . .the bible of code hackers." -The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog

This new edition of the cryptography classic provides you with a comprehensive survey of modern cryptography. The book details how programmers and electronic communications professionals can use cryptography-the technique of enciphering and deciphering messages-to maintain the privacy of computer data. It describes dozens of cryptography algorithms, gives practical advice on how to implement them into cryptographic software, and shows how they can be used to solve security problems. Covering the latest developments in practical cryptographic techniques, this new edition shows programmers who design computer applications, networks, and storage systems how they can build security into their software and systems.

What's new in the Second Edition?
* New information on the Clipper Chip, including ways to defeat the key escrow mechanism
* New encryption algorithms, including algorithms from the former Soviet Union and South Africa, and the RC4 stream cipher
* The latest protocols for digital signatures, authentication, secure elections, digital cash, and more
* More detailed information on key management and cryptographic implementations

Booknews

"The classic guide to using cryptography to maintain data security, first published in 1994, and an instant best-seller among hackers. It describes dozens of cryptography algorithms, gives practical advice on how to implement them into cryptographic software, and shows how they can be used to solve security problems. This edition covers the latest protocols and algorithms to implement a variety of encryptions. For programmers and electronic communications professionals."
-- Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
About the Author
1Foundations
2Protocol Building Blocks
3Basic Protocols
4Intermediate Protocols
5Advanced Protocols
6Esoteric Protocols
7Key Length
8Key Management
9Algorithm Types and Modes
10Using Algorithms
11Mathematical Background
12Data Encryption Standard (DES)
13Other Block Ciphers
14Still Other Block Ciphers
15Combining Block Ciphers
16Pseudo-Random-Sequence Generators and Stream Ciphers
17Other Stream Ciphers and Real Random-Sequence Generators
18One-Way Hash Functions
19Public-Key Algorithms
20Public-Key Digital Signature Algorithms
21Identification Schemes
22Key-Exchange Algorithms
23Special Algorithms for Protocols
24Example Implementations
25Politics
Afterword
References

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