Cryptography: An Introduction
by N.P. Smart
Publisher: McGraw-Hill 2004
Number of pages: 436
Nigel Smart's 'Cryptography' provides the rigorous detail required for advanced cryptographic studies, yet approaches the subject matter in an accessible style in order to gently guide new students through difficult mathematical topics.
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by Oded Goldreich - Cambridge University Press
The book 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.
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 Al Sweigart - inventwithpython.com
The book teaches complete beginners how to program in the Python programming language. It features the source code to several ciphers and hacking programs for these ciphers. The final chapters cover the modern RSA cipher and public key cryptography.
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.