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A Classical Introduction to Cryptography

Applications for Communications Security

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  • © 2006

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  • More than half of the book is devoted to conventional cryptography whereas other textbooks concentrate only on public key cryptography
  • Many algorithms and proofs that are not available in other textbooks
  • Standards that are difficult to find in other textbooks, e.g., security in Bluetooth, SSH2
  • Free on-line exercises
  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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A Classical Introduction to Cryptography: Applications for Communications Security introduces fundamentals of information and communication security by providing appropriate mathematical concepts to prove or break the security of cryptographic schemes.

This advanced-level textbook covers conventional cryptographic primitives and cryptanalysis of these primitives; basic algebra and number theory for cryptologists; public key cryptography and cryptanalysis of these schemes; and other cryptographic protocols, e.g. secret sharing, zero-knowledge proofs and undeniable signature schemes.

A Classical Introduction to Cryptography: Applications for Communications Security is designed for upper-level undergraduate and graduate-level students in computer science. This book is also suitable for researchers and practitioners in industry. A separate exercise/solution booklet is available as well, please go to www.springeronline.com under author: Vaudenay for additional details on how to purchase this booklet.

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"This impressive hardback introduces fundamentals of information and communications security by providing mathematical concepts to prove or break the security of cryptographic schemes. … The book is designed for upper-level undergraduates and graduate level students in computer science. This comprehensive volume is also suitable for researchers and practitioners in industry." (Cryptologia, Vol. 30, 2006)

"This book presents, using a chronological order, both conventional cryptography and public-key cryptography, as well as the two sides of cryptanalysis: adversary modelling and proof reduction. … This advanced-level textbook is recommended for those interested in cryptography and its applications: students, researchers, computer scientists, mathematicians, engineers, and practitioners in industry." (Michael M. Dediu, Mathematical Reviews, Issue 2007 b)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technologies (EPFL), Switzerland

    Serge Vaudenay

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