Cryptology - Methods and Maxims

  • Friedrich L. Bauer
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/3-540-39466-4_2

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 149)
Cite this paper as:
Bauer F.L. (1983) Cryptology - Methods and Maxims. In: Beth T. (eds) Cryptography. EUROCRYPT 1982. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 149. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


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 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Friedrich L. Bauer
    • 1
  1. 1.Technical University MunichMunich

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