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A Very Short Introduction
Piper, F. C. (Book - 2002 )

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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.
Authors: Piper, F. C. (Frederick Charles), 1940-
Title: Cryptography
a very short introduction
Publisher: Oxford ;, New York :, Oxford University Press,, 2002
Characteristics: 142 p. :,ill. ;,18 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Fred Piper and Sean Murphy
Additional Contributors: Murphy, Sean - 1963-
ISBN: 0192803158
Branch Call Number: 652.8 P665c 2002
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