A Brief History of Cryptology and Cryptographic Algorithms

A Brief History of Cryptology and Cryptographic Algorithms

 

 

 

von: John F. Dooley

Springer-Verlag, 2013

ISBN: 9783319016283

Sprache: Englisch

99 Seiten, Download: 3125 KB

 
Format:  PDF, auch als Online-Lesen

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A Brief History of Cryptology and Cryptographic Algorithms



The science of cryptology is made up of two halves. Cryptography is the study of how to create secure systems for communications. Cryptanalysis is the study of how to break those systems. The conflict between these two halves of cryptology is the story of secret writing. For over 2,000 years, the desire to communicate securely and secretly has resulted in the creation of numerous and increasingly complicated systems to protect one's messages. Yet for every system there is a cryptanalyst creating a new technique to break that system. With the advent of computers the cryptographer seems to finally have the upper hand. New mathematically based cryptographic algorithms that use computers for encryption and decryption are so secure that brute-force techniques seem to be the only way to break them - so far. This work traces the history of the conflict between cryptographer and cryptanalyst, explores in some depth the algorithms created to protect messages, and suggests where the field is going in the future.

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