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    DescriptionThis book is a clear and informative introduction to cryptography and data protection - subjects of considerable social and political importance. It explains what algorithms do, how they are used, the risks associated with using them, and why governments should be concerned. Important areas are highlighted, such as Stream Ciphers, block ciphers, public key algorithms, digital signatures, and applications such as e-commerce. This book highlights the explosive impact of cryptography on modern society, with, for example, the evolution of the internet and the introduction of more sophisticated banking methods. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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    Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Fred C. Piper, By (author) Sean Murphy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 110 mm
    Height: 172 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 118 g
    ISBN 13: 9780192803153
    ISBN 10: 0192803158

    BIC E4L: MAT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S7.8
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    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
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    DC22: 652.8
    B&T General Subject: 650
    BIC subject category V2: GPJ, PBWH
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    BISAC V2.8: POL012000
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    BISAC V2.8: COM083000
    LC classification: Z103 .P56 2002
    Thema V1.0: PBWH, GPJ, URY
    Illustrations note
    numerous figures
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    29 August 2002
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    Author Information
    Sean Murphy is currently a Reader in the Information Security Group. His research interests centre on cryptology, especially encryption algorithms. He published some of the early papers on differential cryptanalysis, and has written papers on a variety of cryptographic algorithms such as DES, FEAL, IDEA, SAFER and Twofish.
    Review quote
    a perfect pocket primer for anybody interested in cryptography. Simon Singh