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Cryptography

Volume 149 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 31-46

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Cryptology - Methods and Maxims

  • Friedrich L. BauerAffiliated withTechnical University Munich

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Summary

This paper gives a survey of classical cryptographic methods and of the maxims to their proper use in order to resist illegitimate decryption, as a basis for an understanding of modern commercial, computer-based cryptographic systems and for a critical analysis of those.

Key words

Cryptology cryptography cipher systems encryption cryptanalysis computational complexity