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Secret history : the story of cryptology / Craig P. Bauer.

By: Bauer, Craig P.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Discrete mathematics and its applications: 76Publisher: Boca Raton, Florida ; London : CRC Press, c2013Description: xxv, 594 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 centimetres.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781466561861 (hardback).Subject(s): Data encryption (Computer science) -- History | Computer security -- History | Cryptography -- History | Ciphers -- HistoryOther classification: COM083000 | MAT000000 | MAT036000 Summary: "Codes are a part of everyday life, from the ubiquitous Universal Price Code (UPC) to postal zip codes. They need not be intended for secrecy. They generally use groups of letters (sometimes pronounceable code words) or numbers to represent other words or phrases. There is typically no mathematical rule to pair an item with its representation in code. A few more examples will serve to illustrate the range of codes"-- Provided by publisher.
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