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What book on cryptography

  1. Feb 11, 2008 #1
    Hi. Im looking for a rather concise and good book on cryptography, which explains how modern encryption algorithms work and what their flaws are (eg. whats wrong with md5)

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  3. Feb 11, 2008 #2

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    Anything by Bruce Schneier is usually worth it - "Applied Cryptography" is probably the best starting point.
     
  4. Mar 1, 2008 #3
    I am currently reading (as time permits) "Cryptological Mathematics" by Robert Lewand. He does a good job of explaining basic and advanced encryption schemes.
     
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