Secure Messaging with PGP and S/Mime

Overview

This unique new book offers you a comprehensive understanding of secure Internet messaging, and brings together all the relevant and critical information you need to use PGP and S/MIME-compliant software for your projects. It explores the conceptual and technical approaches followed by the developers of both PGP and S/MIME, and gives you a thorough treatment of the latest and most-effective technologies for secure messaging.

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Overview

This unique new book offers you a comprehensive understanding of secure Internet messaging, and brings together all the relevant and critical information you need to use PGP and S/MIME-compliant software for your projects. It explores the conceptual and technical approaches followed by the developers of both PGP and S/MIME, and gives you a thorough treatment of the latest and most-effective technologies for secure messaging.

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Oppliger, a security consultant who works for the Swiss Federal Strategy Unit for Information Technology, provides a thorough treatment of secure Internet messaging, including discussion of PGP and S/MIME-compliant software. He also discusses the conceptual and technical approaches used by the developers of both PGP and S/MIME, evaluates new technologies for secure messaging, explains how to use cryptographic techniques to secure messaging and applications, and explores the differences between two competing standard protocols for secure messaging on the Internet. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580531610
  • Publisher: Artech House, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/28/2000
  • Series: Computer Security Series
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.39 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Rolf Oppliger is the founder and owner of eSECURITY Technologies Rolf Oppliger (www.esecurity.ch) and works for the Swiss Federal Strategy Unit for Information Technology (FSUIT) . He is also the author of Security Technologies for the World Wide Web (Artech House, 1999) , Internet and Intranet Security (Artech House, 1998), and Authentication Systems for Secure Networks (Artech House, 1996). Dr. Oppliger is the computer security series editor at Artech House. He received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Berne, Switzerland, and the Venia Legendi in Computer Science from the University of Z├╝rich, Switzerland).

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Table of Contents

Fundamentals: Introduction. Character Sets, Message Formats, and Encoding Schemes. Internet Messaging. Cryptographic Techniques. ASN.1 and Encoding Rules. PGP: History and Development. Technological Approach. Web of Trust. Standardization and Products. Conclusions and Outlook. S/MIME: History and Development. Technological Approach. Public Key Infrastructure. Standardization and Products. Conclusions and Outlook. Epilogue: Comparison. Outlook.

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