History of Computing

History of Cryptography and Cryptanalysis

Codes, Ciphers, and Their Algorithms

Authors: Dooley, John F.

  • Presents a unique combination of accessible cryptographic algorithms and history
  • Reviews famous unsolved cipher messages
  • Includes test cryptograms at the end of many of the chapters, with solutions provided
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About this Textbook

This accessible textbook presents a fascinating review of cryptography and cryptanalysis across history. The text relates the earliest use of the monoalphabetic cipher in the ancient world, the development of the “unbreakable” Vigenère cipher, and an account of how cryptology entered the arsenal of military intelligence during the American Revolutionary War. Moving on to the American Civil War, the book explains how the Union solved the Vigenère ciphers used by the Confederates, before investigating the development of cipher machines throughout World War I and II. This is then followed by an exploration of cryptology in the computer age, from public-key cryptography and web security, to criminal cyber-attacks and cyber-warfare. Looking to the future, the role of cryptography in the Internet of Things is also discussed, along with the potential impact of quantum computing.

Topics and features: presents a history of cryptology from ancient Rome to the present day, with a focus on cryptology in the 20th and 21st centuries; reviews the different types of cryptographic algorithms used to create secret messages, and the various methods for breaking such secret messages; provides engaging examples throughout the book illustrating the use of cryptographic algorithms in different historical periods; describes the notable contributions to cryptology of Herbert Yardley, William and Elizebeth Smith Friedman, Lester Hill, Agnes Meyer Driscoll, and Claude Shannon; concludes with a review of tantalizing unsolved mysteries in cryptology, such as the Voynich Manuscript, the Beale Ciphers, and the Kryptos sculpture.

This engaging work is ideal as both a primary text for courses on the history of cryptology, and as a supplementary text for advanced undergraduate courses on computer security. No prior background in mathematics is assumed, beyond what would be encountered in an introductory course on discrete mathematics.

About the authors

John F. Dooley is the William and Marilyn Ingersoll Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Before returning to teaching in 2001, he spent more than 15 years in the software industry as a developer, designer, and manager working for companies such as Bell Telephone Laboratories, McDonnell Douglas, IBM, and Motorola. His other publications include the popular Springer title Codes, Ciphers and Spies: Tales of Military Intelligence in World War I.

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eBook $54.99
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  • Due: September 6, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90443-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $69.99
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  • Due: August 9, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90442-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
History of Cryptography and Cryptanalysis
Book Subtitle
Codes, Ciphers, and Their Algorithms
Authors
Series Title
History of Computing
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90443-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90443-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90442-9
Series ISSN
2190-6831
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 310
Number of Illustrations and Tables
55 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour
Topics