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Applied cryptography : protocols, algorithms, and source code in C (edition 1994)

by Bruce Schneier

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Title:Applied cryptography : protocols, algorithms, and source code in C
Authors:Bruce Schneier
Info:New York: Wiley, c1994. xviii, 618 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code in C, Second Edition by Bruce Schneier

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Really excellent. On par with any classic manual of computer science. ( )
  wweisser | Jul 6, 2013 |
QA76.9 .A25 S35 (IP)
  Farella | Jan 15, 2013 |
I read this book back in 1998, and it was the first serious cryptography book I'd read.

It's the classic reference book, and it covers a lot of ground.

It's over 15 years old now, so it's missing some of the recent algorithms and techniques. Notable omissions include 128-bit blocksize block ciphers like AES, Twofish and Serpent; and elliptic curve cryptography that's often used on mobile devices. ( )
  Pondlife | Apr 16, 2012 |
The go-to book on cryptography for programmers. ( )
  mcandre | Jul 6, 2010 |
Bought this after seeing Bruce Schneier give a talk and never got around to working through it, but from skimming this appears to be an excellent introduction to the theory and implementation of cryptographic algorithms. If I were serious about learning this subject, this book is where I'd start.
1 vote billmcn | Feb 2, 2010 |
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Cryptographic techniques have applications far beyond the obvious uses of encoding and decoding information. For Internet developers who need to know about capabilities, such as digital signatures, that depend on cryptographic techniques, there's no better overview than Applied Cryptography, the definitive book on the subject. 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. The 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 of keeping keys secure.

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