The Laws of Cryptography with Java Code
by Neal R. Wagner
Publisher: Univ. of Texas San Antonio 2003
Number of pages: 334
In this book 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 and of interest to many others.
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