A Very Short Introduction

Book - 2002
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This Very Short Introduction provides a clear and informative introduction to the science of codebreaking, and its explosive impact on modern society. Taking the reader through the actual processes of developing codes and deciphering them, the book explains what algorithms do, how they are used, the risks associated with using them, and why governments should be concerned. Written in a fluid and lively style to appeal to the non-mathematical reader, this makes for fascinating reading.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002
ISBN: 9780192803153
Branch Call Number: 652.8 P665c 2002
Characteristics: 142 p. : ill. ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Murphy, Sean 1963-


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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.

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