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Brute Force: Cracking the Data Encryption Standard » (New Edition)

Book cover image of Brute Force: Cracking the Data Encryption Standard by Matt Curtin

Authors: Matt Curtin, M. Curtin
ISBN-13: 9780387201092, ISBN-10: 0387201092
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Date Published: February 2005
Edition: New Edition

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Author Biography: Matt Curtin

Book Synopsis

In 1996, the supposedly uncrackable US federal encryption system was broken. In this captivating and intriguing book, Matt Curtin charts the rise and fall of DES and chronicles the efforts of those who were determined to master it.

Table of Contents

Forward
1Working late1
2Keeping secrets3
3Data encryption standard11
4Key length23
5Discovery37
6RSA crypto challenges41
7Congress takes note49
8Supercomputer57
9Organizing DESCHALL63
10Needle in a haystack75
11Spreading the word77
12The race is on85
13Clients91
14Architecture97
15Progress113
16Trouble121
17Milestones127
18Gateways135
19Network139
20Download141
21Short circuit151
22DESCHALL community159
23Proposal163
24In the lead165
25Recruiting169
26Threats175
27Overdrive189
28Distributed199
29An obstacle207
30Export213
31Getting word out215
32Salvos in the crypto wars229
33New competition235
34Netlag239
35Terminal velocity241
36Duct tape249
37Showdown in the Senate255
38Strong cryptography makes the world a safer place259
39Aftermath267
40Staying the course271
41In retrospect275

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