Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code in C / Edition 2

Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code in C / Edition 2

by Bruce Schneier
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Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code in C / Edition 2

". . .the best introduction to cryptography I've ever seen. . . . The book the National Security Agency wanted never to be published. . . ." -Wired Magazine

". . .monumental . . . fascinating . . . comprehensive . . . the definitive work on cryptography for computer programmers . . ." -Dr. Dobb's Journal

". . .easily ranks as one of the most authoritative in its field." -PC Magazine

". . .the bible of code hackers." -The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog

This new edition of the cryptography classic provides you with a comprehensive survey of modern cryptography. The book details how programmers and electronic communications professionals can use cryptography-the technique of enciphering and deciphering messages-to maintain the privacy of computer data. It describes dozens of cryptography algorithms, gives practical advice on how to implement them into cryptographic software, and shows how they can be used to solve security problems. Covering the latest developments in practical cryptographic techniques, this new edition shows programmers who design computer applications, networks, and storage systems how they can build security into their software and systems.

What's new in the Second Edition?

• New information on the Clipper Chip, including ways to defeat the key escrow mechanism

• New encryption algorithms, including algorithms from the former Soviet Union and South Africa, and the RC4 stream cipher

• The latest protocols for digital signatures, authentication, secure elections, digital cash, and more

• More detailed information on key management and cryptographic implementations

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780471117094
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/01/1995
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 792
Sales rank: 643,824
Product dimensions: 9.24(w) x 7.38(h) x 1.67(d)

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:


Protocol Building Blocks.

Basic Protocols.

Intermediate Protocols.

Advanced Protocols.

Esoteric Protocols.


Key Length.

Key Management.

Algorithm Types and Modes.

Using Algorithms.


Data Encryption Standard (DES).

Other Block Ciphers.

Other Stream Ciphers and Real Random-Sequence Generators.

Public-Key Algorithms.

Special Algorithms for Protocols.


Example Implementations.


SOURCE CODE.source Code.


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Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms, and Source Code in C 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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'...
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.