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Codes : the guide to secrecy from ancient to modern times / Richard A. Mollin.

By: Mollin, Richard A, 1947-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Discrete mathematics and its applications.Publisher: Boca Raton, FL. ; London : Chapman & Hall/CRC, c2005Description: xx, 679 p. : ill., facsims., ports. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 1584884703 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Cryptography -- History | Computer security -- History | Data encryption (Computer science) -- HistoryDDC classification:
Contents:
From the riddles of ancient Egypt to cryptography in the Renaissance - 3500 years in the making -- From sixteenth-century cryptography to the new millennium - the last 500 years -- Symmetric-key cryptography -- Public-key cryptography -- Cryptographic protocols -- Key management -- Message authentication -- Electronic mail and internet security -- Applications and the future -- Noncryptographic security issues -- Information theory and coding -- Appendix A: Mathematical facts -- Appendix B: Pseudorandom number generation -- Appendix C: Factoring large integers -- Appendix D: Technical and advanced details -- Appendix E: Probability theory -- Appendix F: Recognizing primes -- Appendix G: Exercises.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 605-626) and index.

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