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A Brief History of Cryptology and Cryptographic Algorithms

Authors: Dooley, John F.

  • Traces the history of the conflict between cryptographer and cryptanalyst
  • Explores in some depth the algorithms created to protect messages
  • Suggests where the field of cryptology is going in the future
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The science of cryptology is made up of two halves. Cryptography is the study of how to create secure systems for communications. Cryptanalysis is the study of how to break those systems. The conflict between these two halves of cryptology is the story of secret writing. For over 2,000 years, the desire to communicate securely and secretly has resulted in the creation of numerous and increasingly complicated systems to protect one's messages. Yet for every system there is a cryptanalyst creating a new technique to break that system. With the advent of computers the cryptographer seems to finally have the upper hand. New mathematically based cryptographic algorithms that use computers for encryption and decryption are so secure that brute-force techniques seem to be the only way to break them – so far. This work traces the history of the conflict between cryptographer and cryptanalyst, explores in some depth the algorithms created to protect messages, and suggests where the field is going in the future.

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From the reviews:

“The primary value of the work is for those interested in the development of DES and AES, or for those working on the key exchange issue, which lies at the heart of the RSA algorithm. It will also be useful for readers who might want to use it as a text in computer security courses, especially since that is how the author intended it in the first place.” (G. Mick Smith, Computer Reviews, March, 2014)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction: A Revolutionary Cipher

    Dooley, John F.

    Pages 1-9

  • Cryptology Before 1500: A Bit of Magic

    Dooley, John F.

    Pages 11-17

  • The Black Chambers: 1500–1776

    Dooley, John F.

    Pages 19-29

  • Crypto Goes to War: 1861–1865

    Dooley, John F.

    Pages 31-42

  • Crypto and the War to End All Wars: 1914–1918

    Dooley, John F.

    Pages 43-51

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01628-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-01627-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Brief History of Cryptology and Cryptographic Algorithms
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Computer Science
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-01628-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-01628-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-01627-6
Series ISSN
2191-5768
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 99
Number of Illustrations and Tables
33 b/w illustrations
Topics