Cryptography: Cracking Codes, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1622750365
  • ISBN-13: 9781622750368
  • DDC: 005.8
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 96 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released September 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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While cracking a code might seem like something few of us would encounter in our daily lives, it is actually far more prevalent than we may realize. Anyone who has had personal information taken because of a hacked email account can understand the need for cryptography and the importance of encryption—essentially the need to code information to keep it safe. This detailed volume examines the logic and science behind various ciphers, their real world uses, how codes can be broken, and the use of technology in this oft-overlooked field.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Cryptography, Cryptanalysis, and Cryptology.
2: The Fundamentals of Codes, Ciphers, and Authentication.
3: Cryptology in Private and Commercial Life.
4: Cipher Systems.
5: Transposition Ciphers.
6: Substitution Ciphers.
7: Product Ciphers.
8: Key Systems and Block and Stream Ciphers.
9: Single-Key Cryptography.
10: Two-Key Cryptography.
11: Block and Stream Ciphers.
12: Cryptanalysis.
13: Basic Aspects.
14: Types of Cryptanalysis.
15: Early Manual and Mechanical Cryptography.
16: The First Systems.
17: World Wars I and II.
18: Modern Electronic Cryptography.
19: The Impact of Electronics.
20: DES and AES.