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Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction
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Fred C. Piper Sean Murphy
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Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction

Fred C. Piper Sean Murphy


Oxford University Press

Coding theory & cryptology;
Mathematics & Sciences;
Mathematical modelling;
Data encryption


160 pages

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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.

By:   Fred C. Piper, Sean Murphy
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 177mm,  Width: 113mm,  Spine: 9mm
Weight:   139g
ISBN:   9780192803153
ISBN 10:   0192803158
Series:   Very Short Introductions
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   September 2002
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Fred Piper has been a Professor of Mathematics at the University of London since 1975 and has worked in security since 1979. In 1985 he formed a company, Codes & Ciphers Ltd., which offers consultancy advice in all aspects of information security.He has lectured worldwide on a wide range of topics in information security, both academically and comercially. Sean Murphy is currently a Reader in the Information Security Group. His research interests centre on cryptology, especially encryption algorithms. He published some of the early papers on differential cryptanalysis, and has written papers on a variety of cryptographic algorithms such as DES, FEAL, IDEA, SAFER and Twofish.

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

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