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Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) By Fred C. Piper

Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
by Fred C. Piper

A clear and informative introduction to the science of codebreaking, explaining what algorithms do, how they are used, the risks associated with using them, and why governments should be concerned.

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Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction Summary


This book is a clear and informative introduction to cryptography and data protection - subjects of considerable social and political importance. It explains what algorithms do, how they are used, the risks associated with using them, and why governments should be concerned. Important areas are highlighted, such as Stream Ciphers, block ciphers, public key algorithms, digital signatures, and applications such as e-commerce. This book highlights the explosive impact of cryptography on modern society, with, for example, the evolution of the internet and the introduction of more sophisticated banking methods. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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GOR001624346
Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Fred C. Piper
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2002-05-30
160
0192803158
9780192803153
N/A
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