Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Programming needed for Cryptography

  1. Mar 28, 2009 #1
    I was wondering, what types of programming languages are used in the field of Cryptography? I'm a math major with a working knowledge of C/C++, Java, and Python. Would it be worthwhile to learn some assembly languages? Should I learn more high level languages? Or, should I hone my skills in the languages I already know?
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Mar 28, 2009 #2
    TrueCrypt is a good open source encryption program. It's written in C, C++, and assembly. Since it's open source you can review the source yourself.
    http://www.truecrypt.org/downloads2
     
  4. Mar 28, 2009 #3

    mgb_phys

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

  5. Mar 29, 2009 #4
    Thank you very much for the recommendations. I suppose I will work on learning more C and check out those links.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook




Similar Discussions: Programming needed for Cryptography
Loading...