Cryptology - Methods and Maxims

  • Friedrich L. Bauer
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 149)


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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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983

Authors and Affiliations

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

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