Cryptography Demystified / Edition 1

Cryptography Demystified / Edition 1

by John Hershey, J. E. Hershey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071406387

ISBN-13: 9780071406383

Pub. Date: 08/23/2002

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

AN UNCONVENTIONAL, FUN WAY TO MASTER THE BASICS OF CRYPTOGRAPHY

Cryptography is not just for specialists. Now every wireless message, wireless phone call, online transaction, and email is encrypted at one end and decrypted at the other. “Crypto” is part of the job description for network designers, network engineers, and telecom developers. If you

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AN UNCONVENTIONAL, FUN WAY TO MASTER THE BASICS OF CRYPTOGRAPHY

Cryptography is not just for specialists. Now every wireless message, wireless phone call, online transaction, and email is encrypted at one end and decrypted at the other. “Crypto” is part of the job description for network designers, network engineers, and telecom developers. If you need cryptography basics—but dread the thick tomes that are your only other option—help is at hand. Cryptography Demystified puts the fundamentals into a 35-module, learn-by-doing package that’s actually fun to use.

You must read this book if—

* You prefer your simplifications from an expert who understands the complexities

* 6 years of success as a short course for students and professionals works for you

* you enjoy hearing the phrase “nothing to memorize”

* ecommerce, email, network security, or wireless communications is part of your bailiwick

* cracking cryptography means a jump up the career ladder

* the words “public-key cryptography,” “channel-based cryptography,” and “prime numbers” pique your interest

* best-practices cryptography is the only secure way for you—and your company—to go

One of the most complex subjects in Information Technology, cryptography gets its due in this down-to-earth, self-teaching tutorial—the first to make the basics of the science truly accessible.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071406383
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
08/23/2002
Series:
Demystified Series
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IIntroduction to Symmetric Cryptography1
Module 1First Considerations3
Module 2Plaintext11
Module 3Digitization of Plaintext21
Module 4Toward a Cryptographic Paradigm31
Module 5What We Want from the Keytext37
Module 6Randomness I49
Module 7Finite State Sequential Machines59
Module 8M-sequences67
Module 9The Paradigm Attempted75
Module 10The Block Cipher Function - A Modern Keystone to the Paradigm83
Module 11Confidentiality Modes: ECB and CTR89
Module 12Confidentiality Mode: Output Feedback (OFB)97
Module 13Confidentiality Modes: Cipher Feedback (CFB) and Cipher Block Chaining (CBC)101
Pt. IINumber Theory we will Need109
Module 14Prime Numbers I111
Module 15Congruences119
Module 16Euler-Fermat Theorem125
Module 17The Euler Phi ([phi]) Function131
Module 18The Bindary Exponentiation Algorithm135
Module 19The Extended Euclidean Algorithm139
Module 20Primitive Roots145
Module 21Chinese Remainder Theorem151
Pt. IIIIntroduction to Public Key Cryptography155
Module 22Markle's Puzzle157
Module 23The Diffie-Hellman Public Key Cryptographic System161
Module 24Split Search167
Module 25A Variant of the Diffie-Hellman System173
Module 26The RSA Public Key Cryptographic System183
Module 27Prime Numbers II193
Pt. IVKeying Variables199
Module 28Keying Variable Distribution201
Module 29Secret Sharing207
Module 30Randomness II215
Module 31Cryptovariables225
Pt. VCrypto-Obsolescence233
Module 32The Aging Cryptoalgorithm235
Module 33Superdes247
Pt. VIChannel-Based Cryptography259
Module 34The Channel Is the Cryptovariable261
Module 35The Quantum Cryptographic Channel269
Answers to Exercises283
Glossary343
Index349

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