Summary

This 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.
©2002 Fred Piper and Sean Murphy (P)2010 Audible, Inc.
Show More Show Less

Regular price: £16.99

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Buy Now for £16.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
4 out of 5 stars
By ImCait on 01-08-18

clear reading and explanations

really enjoyed this book. The only thing against it was the pdf which i don't seem to have. makes it difficult to do exercises - but enjoyed explanations and how relatable it is.

Read more Hide me
5 out of 5 stars
By Alev Haddadieh on 30-12-15

Plain and simple to understand

This book has a plain and simple language to explain most difficult topics of the cryptography. Examples given in the book is sufficient to build up on the topic.

Read more Hide me

3 of 6 people found this review helpful

See all reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
1 out of 5 stars
By Matt B on 03-11-10

Textbook

This is a textbook, written as dryly as most textbooks are. Good for someone interested in a degree in cryptography, but very boring for the casual listener. Quite a bit of the text describes written exercises that don't lend themselves to listening. From now on, I will not take audibles recommendations without researching potential titles on my own.

Read more Hide me

11 of 12 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Tim on 08-09-12

Good, But Not For The Beginner (in spite of title)

First a few thoughts: (1) This is a textbook, and unless you are interested in the subject matter, you will probably not enjoy the book, (2) Don't think about listening to the book without the attached PDF Files - you'll be very lost (3) This is a book that probably needs some amount of review as you move along.

I enjoyed the book, but I do agree it was very dry at times. When I first bought the book, Audible did not have the PDF's available. I tried to listen to it then and was unable to get very far into the book without being lost. I was also probably at an advantage, as I have read books on espionage and was familiar with some basic "encryption" techniques.

After Audible posted the content, I started again, and things made more sense.

I would recommend this book, but ONLY if you have a pretty good working knowledge of computers and are willing to put more time into it that reading an average book.

Read more Hide me

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

See all reviews