The Cracking Code Book

The Cracking Code Book Author Simon Singh
ISBN-10 9780007484997
Year 2012-06-21
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins UK
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How to make it, break it, hack it, crack it. The secret history of codes and code breaking. Simon Singh’s best-selling title The Code Book now re-issued for the young-adult market.

The Code Book

The Code Book Author Simon Singh
ISBN-10 9780307787842
Year 2011-01-26
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Anchor
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In his first book since the bestselling Fermat's Enigma, Simon Singh offers the first sweeping history of encryption, tracing its evolution and revealing the dramatic effects codes have had on wars, nations, and individual lives. From Mary, Queen of Scots, trapped by her own code, to the Navajo Code Talkers who helped the Allies win World War II, to the incredible (and incredibly simple) logisitical breakthrough that made Internet commerce secure, The Code Book tells the story of the most powerful intellectual weapon ever known: secrecy. Throughout the text are clear technical and mathematical explanations, and portraits of the remarkable personalities who wrote and broke the world's most difficult codes. Accessible, compelling, and remarkably far-reaching, this book will forever alter your view of history and what drives it. It will also make you wonder how private that e-mail you just sent really is.

The Science of Secrecy

The Science of Secrecy Author Simon Singh
ISBN-10 1841154350
Year 2000
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher
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A TV tie-in edition of The Code Book filmed as a prime-time five-part Channel 4 series on the history of codes and code-breaking and presented by the author. This book, which accompanies the major Channel 4 series, brings to life the hidden history of codes and code breaking. Since the birth of writing, there has also been the need for secrecy. The story of codes is the story of the brilliant men and women who used mathematics, linguistics, machines, computers, gut instinct, logic and detective work to encrypt and break these secrect messages and the effect their work has had on history.

Cryptanalysis

Cryptanalysis Author Helen F. Gaines
ISBN-10 9780486800592
Year 2014-11-18
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Thorough, systematic introduction to serious cryptography, especially strong in modern forms of cipher solution used by experts. Simple and advanced methods. 166 specimens to solve — with solutions.

Fermat s Last Theorem

Fermat   s Last Theorem Author Simon Singh
ISBN-10 9780007381999
Year 2012-11-22
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins UK
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‘I have a truly marvellous demonstration of this proposition which this margin is too narrow to contain.’

The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets Author Simon Singh
ISBN-10 9781408835319
Year 2013-10-29
Pages 272
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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You may have watched hundreds of episodes of The Simpsons (and its sister show Futurama) without ever realising that they contain enough maths to form an entire university course. In The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, Simon Singh explains how the brilliant writers, some of the mathematicians, have smuggled in mathematical jokes throughout the cartoon's twenty-five year history, exploring everything from to Mersenne primes, from Euler's equation to the unsolved riddle of P vs. NP, from perfect numbers to narcissistic numbers, and much more. With wit, clarity and a true fan's zeal, Singh analyses such memorable episodes as 'Bart the Genius' and 'HomerÂ3' to offer an entirely new insight into the most successful show in television history.

Cryptography For Dummies

Cryptography For Dummies Author Chey Cobb
ISBN-10 0764568310
Year 2004-01-30
Pages 324
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Cryptography is the most effective way to achieve data security and is essential to e-commerce activities such as online shopping, stock trading, and banking This invaluable introduction to the basics of encryption covers everything from the terminology used in the field to specific technologies to the pros and cons of different implementations Discusses specific technologies that incorporate cryptography in their design, such as authentication methods, wireless encryption, e-commerce, and smart cards Based entirely on real-world issues and situations, the material provides instructions for already available technologies that readers can put to work immediately Expert author Chey Cobb is retired from the NRO, where she held a Top Secret security clearance, instructed employees of the CIA and NSA on computer security and helped develop the computer security policies used by all U.S. intelligence agencies

Cryptology

Cryptology Author Albrecht Beutelspacher
ISBN-10 0883855046
Year 1994-01-01
Pages 156
Language en
Publisher MAA
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The art & science of secret writing. Provides ideal methods to solve the problems of transmitting information secretly & securely.

Codes and Cryptography

Codes and Cryptography Author D. J. A. Welsh
ISBN-10 0198532873
Year 1988
Pages 257
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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'This textbook unifies the concepts of information, codes and cryptography. The fundamental ideas of communication theory including the Shannon model of cryptography, are introduced. The author then goes on to consider modern cryptography, password systems and authentication techniques. 'This authoritative book has a well structured approach. ...essential reading for the engineer concerned with safe-guarding as well as communicating information.' IEE Review

Codes Ciphers and Secret Writing

Codes  Ciphers and Secret Writing Author Martin Gardner
ISBN-10 9780486320311
Year 2013-04-10
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Cipher and decipher codes: transposition and polyalphabetical ciphers, famous codes, typewriter and telephone codes, codes that use playing cards, knots, and swizzle sticks . . . even invisible writing and sending messages through space. 45 diagrams.

Break the Code

Break the Code Author Bud Johnson
ISBN-10 9780486291468
Year 1997-01
Pages 71
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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Simply and clearly written book, filled with cartoons and easy-to-follow instructions, tells youngsters 8 and up how to break 6 different types of coded messages. Examples and solutions.

The Mathematics of Secrets

The Mathematics of Secrets Author Joshua Holden
ISBN-10 9781400885626
Year 2017-01-30
Pages 392
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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The Mathematics of Secrets takes readers on a fascinating tour of the mathematics behind cryptography—the science of sending secret messages. Most books about cryptography are organized historically, or around how codes and ciphers have been used, such as in government and military intelligence or bank transactions. Joshua Holden instead shows how mathematical principles underpin the ways that different codes and ciphers operate. Holden focuses on both code making and code breaking and he discusses the majority of ancient and modern ciphers currently known. Holden begins by looking at substitution ciphers, built by substituting one letter or block of letters for another. Explaining one of the simplest and historically well-known ciphers, the Caesar cipher, Holden establishes the key mathematical idea behind the cipher and discusses how to introduce flexibility and additional notation. Holden goes on to explore polyalphabetic substitution ciphers, transposition ciphers, including one developed by the Spartans, connections between ciphers and computer encryption, stream ciphers, and ciphers involving exponentiation. He also examines public-key ciphers, where the methods used to encrypt messages are public knowledge, and yet, intended recipients are still the only ones who are able to read the message. He concludes with a look at the future of ciphers and where cryptography might be headed. Only basic mathematics up to high school algebra is needed to understand and enjoy the book. With a plethora of historical anecdotes and real-world examples, The Mathematics of Secrets reveals the mathematics working stealthily in the science of coded messages.

Crypto

Crypto Author Steven Levy
ISBN-10 9781101199466
Year 2001-01-08
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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If you've ever made a secure purchase with your credit card over the Internet, then you have seen cryptography, or "crypto", in action. From Stephen Levy—the author who made "hackers" a household word—comes this account of a revolution that is already affecting every citizen in the twenty-first century. Crypto tells the inside story of how a group of "crypto rebels"—nerds and visionaries turned freedom fighters—teamed up with corporate interests to beat Big Brother and ensure our privacy on the Internet. Levy's history of one of the most controversial and important topics of the digital age reads like the best futuristic fiction.

Handbook of Applied Cryptography

Handbook of Applied Cryptography Author Alfred J. Menezes
ISBN-10 9781439821916
Year 1996-10-16
Pages 810
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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Cryptography, in particular public-key cryptography, has emerged in the last 20 years as an important discipline that is not only the subject of an enormous amount of research, but provides the foundation for information security in many applications. Standards are emerging to meet the demands for cryptographic protection in most areas of data communications. Public-key cryptographic techniques are now in widespread use, especially in the financial services industry, in the public sector, and by individuals for their personal privacy, such as in electronic mail. This Handbook will serve as a valuable reference for the novice as well as for the expert who needs a wider scope of coverage within the area of cryptography. It is a necessary and timely guide for professionals who practice the art of cryptography. The Handbook of Applied Cryptography provides a treatment that is multifunctional: It serves as an introduction to the more practical aspects of both conventional and public-key cryptography It is a valuable source of the latest techniques and algorithms for the serious practitioner It provides an integrated treatment of the field, while still presenting each major topic as a self-contained unit It provides a mathematical treatment to accompany practical discussions It contains enough abstraction to be a valuable reference for theoreticians while containing enough detail to actually allow implementation of the algorithms discussed Now in its third printing, this is the definitive cryptography reference that the novice as well as experienced developers, designers, researchers, engineers, computer scientists, and mathematicians alike will use.

Secret History

Secret History Author Craig P. Bauer
ISBN-10 9781466561878
Year 2016-04-19
Pages 620
Language en
Publisher CRC Press
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Winner of an Outstanding Academic Title Award from CHOICE Magazine Most available cryptology books primarily focus on either mathematics or history. Breaking this mold, Secret History: The Story of Cryptology gives a thorough yet accessible treatment of both the mathematics and history of cryptology. Requiring minimal mathematical prerequisites, the book presents the mathematics in sufficient detail and weaves the history throughout the chapters. In addition to the fascinating historical and political sides of cryptology, the author—a former Scholar-in-Residence at the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) Center for Cryptologic History—includes interesting instances of codes and ciphers in crime, literature, music, and art. Following a mainly chronological development of concepts, the book focuses on classical cryptology in the first part. It covers Greek and Viking cryptography, the Vigenère cipher, the one-time pad, transposition ciphers, Jefferson’s cipher wheel, the Playfair cipher, ADFGX, matrix encryption, World War II cipher systems (including a detailed examination of Enigma), and many other classical methods introduced before World War II. The second part of the book examines modern cryptology. The author looks at the work of Claude Shannon and the origin and current status of the NSA, including some of its Suite B algorithms such as elliptic curve cryptography and the Advanced Encryption Standard. He also details the controversy that surrounded the Data Encryption Standard and the early years of public key cryptography. The book not only provides the how-to of the Diffie-Hellman key exchange and RSA algorithm, but also covers many attacks on the latter. Additionally, it discusses Elgamal, digital signatures, PGP, and stream ciphers and explores future directions such as quantum cryptography and DNA computing. With numerous real-world examples and extensive references, this book skillfully balances the historical aspects of cryptology with its mathematical details. It provides readers with a sound foundation in this dynamic field.