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Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction

Popular Science

Series: Very Short Introduction Series Volume: 68

By: Fred Piper (Author), Sean Murphy (Author)

142 pages, illustrations, tables

Oxford University Press

Paperback | May 2002 | #143561 | ISBN: 0192803158
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Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction 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. Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction also 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.


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