Introduction to Modern Cryptography
by Mihir Bellare, Phillip Rogaway
Publisher: University of California at Davis 2005
Number of pages: 283
The viewpoint taken throughout these notes is to emphasize the theory of cryptography as it can be applied to practice. This is an approach that the authors have pursued in their research, and it seems to be a pedagogically desirable approach as well.
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