New PDF release: Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code

By Bruce Schneier

ISBN-10: 0471128457

ISBN-13: 9780471128458

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This re-creation of the cryptography vintage offers you a accomplished survey of contemporary cryptography. The booklet information how programmers and digital communications pros can use cryptography-the means of enciphering and interpreting messages-to hold the privateness of computing device facts. It describes dozens of cryptography algorithms, supplies sensible suggestion on how you can enforce them into cryptographic software program, and exhibits how they are often used to unravel safeguard difficulties. masking the newest advancements in useful cryptographic innovations, this new version indicates programmers who layout machine purposes, networks, and garage platforms how they could construct safety into their software program and systems.

What's new within the moment Edition?
* New info at the Clipper Chip, together with how one can defeat the main escrow mechanism
* New encryption algorithms, together with algorithms from the previous Soviet Union and South Africa, and the RC4 circulation cipher
* the newest protocols for electronic signatures, authentication, safe elections, electronic money, and more
* extra specific info on key administration and cryptographic implementations

". . .the top advent to cryptography I've ever visible. . . . The publication the nationwide safety organisation sought after by no means to be released. . . ." -Wired Magazine

". . .monumental . . . attention-grabbing . . . entire . . . the definitive paintings on cryptography for desktop programmers . . ." -Dr. Dobb's Journal

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

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

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