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Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction

Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction
Author: Fred Piper - Sean Murphy
ISBN 13: 9780192803153
ISBN 10: 192803158
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2002-07-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
List Price: $11.95

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 areas are 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 more sophisticated banking methods.