Foundations of Cryptography
by Oded Goldreich
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2007
Number of pages: 396
The book presents complexity research which gives the mathematical underpinnings for cryptography; this includes one-way functions, pseudorandom generators, and zero-knowledge proofs. Throughout, definitions are complete and detailed; proofs are rigorous and given in full.
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by Neal R. Wagner - Univ. of Texas San Antonio
The author is trying to find a middle ground, a gentle introduction to selected topics in cryptography without avoiding the mathematics. The material is aimed at undergraduate computer science students, but will be accessible to many others.
by Bodo Moeller - TU Darmstadt
Multiple aspects of public-key cryptography are examined. The author covers the theory of provably secure public-key cryptography and the implementation of exponentiation and multi-exponentiation. An introduction to provable security is provided.
by Al Sweigart - inventwithpython.com
This book describes several encryption programs for various ciphers, along with how to write programs that can break these ciphers. The book is for complete beginners, it will teach you how to encrypt and decrypt messages.
by Phil Zimmermann
This guide describes how to use PGP to manage your organization’s messages and data. It is an overview of the terminology and concepts of PGP products. It contains discussions of security, privacy, and the vulnerabilities inherent in PGP.