Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions (Paperback)
  • Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions (Paperback)

Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction - Very Short Introductions (Paperback)

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Published: 30/05/2002
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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.

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.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192803153
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 139 g
Dimensions: 177 x 113 x 9 mm


a perfect pocket primer for anybody interested in cryptography. - Simon Singh

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