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Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code in C

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2004

    Should be much better

    This book severely needs a new addition. This was the first technical crypto book I read, and I consulted it frequently in college. While it has many different ciphers, most are taken from the creators research papers, and not enough thorough explanation is given. Also, the Source Code in the back is out of date, and missing key parts of the code. Overall, it is a must to have in your collection of cryptography manuals, but you should consult other books as well. Consult Stallings for the best book though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2003

    =Absolute must-have=

    This is a fine, well written book, covering the spectrum of crypto. As a writer I can only admire Bruce's skill in explaining difficult technical subjects clearly. Get this book first. 'This is K&R for crypto'...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2003

    A must have !

    If you are into cryptography and there is just one book you are going to buy ,then this is it. It is a comprehensive, easy to understand book which touches on many topics within the field. Examples are in plenty and it is not a boring read at all. Technically, I find this book very sound. The explanation of key exchange, zero knowledge proofs, DES, RSA and authentication mechanisms is particulary good. It probably needs a new edition now with some additions on ECC, ECDSA, AES etc. But it is still good to have.

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