Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms and Source Code in C 1st Edition
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Praise for Applied Cryptography
"This book should be on the shelf of any computer professional involved in the use or implementation of cryptography."
"An encyclopedic survey ... could well have been subtitled 'The Joy of Encrypting' ... a useful addition to the library of any active or would-be security practitioner."
"...the best introduction to cryptography I've ever seen...The book the National Security Agency wanted never to be published..."
"...easily ranks as one of the most authoritative in its field..."
"...monumental...fascinating...comprehensive...the definitive work on cryptography for computer programmers..."
Dr. Dobb's journal
Written by the world's most renowned security technologist this special Anniversary Edition celebrates 20 years for the most definitive reference on cryptography ever published, Applied Cryptography, Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code in C. Inside security enthusiasts will find a compelling introduction by author Bruce Schneider written specifically for this keepsake edition.
Included in this edition:
- Exclusive forward by Bruce Schneier
- Ways to defeat the key escrow mechanism
- Encryption algorithms, including algorithms from the former Soviet Union and South Africa, and the RC4 stream cipher
- Protocols for digital signatures, authentication, secure elections, digital cash, and more
- Detailed information on key management and cryptographic implementations
From the Back Cover
This smart, relevant guide is a must for all those committed to computer and cyber security. Bruce Schneier covers general classes of cryptographic protocols and then specific techniques, detailing the inner workings of real-world cryptographic algorithms including the Data Encryption Standard and RSA public-key cryptosystems. This book includes source-code listings and extensive advice on the practical aspects of cryptography implementation, such as the importance of generating truly random numbers and keeping keys secure. 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.
- Publisher : Wiley; 1st edition (March 30, 2015)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 784 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1119096723
- ISBN-13 : 978-1119096726
- Item Weight : 3.23 pounds
- Dimensions : 7.7 x 1.8 x 9.3 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #304,827 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This book is second to none as a crypto reference, and it's been my crypto bible since I was a grad student in the late 90s. But the Kindle conversion is unusable - the equations and source code are unreadable, which renders a good deal of the content useless. Buy the print edition. It will harm a tree but until a good conversion is done (or the actual "source code" to this book is released so aficionados can do a better conversion job) the Kindle edition is almost worse than not having the book, because just when you get to a good algorithm the text becomes unreadable.
That said, this book is a bit out of date if you are interested in studying any of the currently used technologies. Also, there is some errata that can confuse people not familiar with the topics already. Finally, some topics contain incomplete discussions.
I would love to see an updated version of this book!