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Overview

Cryptography is an outstanding book that covers all the major areasof cryptography in a readable, mathematically precise form. Several chapters deal with especially active areas of research and give the reader a quick introduction and overview of the basic results in the area.

Cryptography provides the mathematical theory that is necessary in order to understand how the various systems work. Most algorithms are presented in the form of pseudocode, together with examples and informal discussion of the underlying ideas. The book gives careful and comprehensive treatment of all the essential core areas of cryptography. Also, several chapters present recent topics that have not received thorough treatment in previous textbooks. Such topics include authentication codes, secret sharing schemes, identification schemes, and key distribution.

The Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), elliptic curve DSA, the secure hash algorithm…these and other major advances over that last five years demanded this comprehensive revision of the standard-setting text and reference, Cryptography: Theory and Practice. Now more tightly focused on the core areas, it contains many new topics as well as thoroughly updated treatments of topics presented in the first edition. There is increased emphasis on general concepts, but the outstanding features that first made this a bestseller all remain, including its mathematical rigor, numerous examples, pseudocode descriptions of algorithms, and clear, precise explanations.New in the Second Edition:·Explains the latest Federal Information Processing Standards , including the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), the Secure Has Algorithm (SHA-1), and the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA)·Uses substitution-permutation networks to introduce block cipher design and analysis concepts·Explains both linear and differential cryptanalysis·Presents the Random Oracle model for hash functions·Addresses semantic security of RSA and Optional Asymmetric Encryption Padding·Discusses Wiener's attach on low decryption exponent RSA Overwhelmingly popular and relied upon in its first edition, now, more than ever, Cryptography: Theory and Practice provides an introduction to the field ideal for upper-level students in both mathematics and computer science.More highlights of the Second Edition:·Provably secure signature schemes: Full Domain Hash·Universal hash families·Expanded treatment of message authentication codes·More discussions on elliptic curves·Lower bounds for the complexity ofgeneric algorithms for the discrete logarithm problem·Expanded treatment of factoring algorithms·Security definitions for signature schemes

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An expanded edition of an introductory text covering the core areas of cryptography. Author Stinson (combinatorics and optimization, U. of Waterloo, Ontario) assumes readers have a basic familiarity with linear algebra, number theory, probability, and information theory, and he writes that some familiarity with computation complexity, algorithms, and NP-completeness theory is helpful. Topics include "classical" cryptosystems, Shannon's approach to cryptography, modern block cipher design and analysis, keyed and unkeyed hash functions, the RSA Cryptosystem, public-key cryptosystems, and signature schemes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

1 Classical cryptography 1
2 Shannon's theory 45
3 Block ciphers and the advanced encryption standard 73
4 Cryptographic hash functions 119
5 The RSA cryptosystem and factoring integers 161
6 Public-key cryptography and discrete logarithms 233
7 Signature schemes 281
8 Pseudo-random number generation 323
9 Identification schemes and entity authentication 353
10 Key distribution 393
11 Key agreement schemes 429
12 Public-key infrastructure 457
13 Secret sharing schemes 481
14 Multicast security and copyright protection 517
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