11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Forget techno babble - this is a great story, easy to read.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Crypto: Secrecy and Privacy in the New Cold War (Penguin Press Science) (Paperback)
After Hackers, another Levy book in the form of true 'stories' about exceptional individuals in their relative field, this book doesnt disapoint.
Most people will only have a basic understanding of the history of crypto (if any), but after reading the book I cant say that the history of DES,Clipper, PGP, and public key crypto is a worthy read.
Of course, the twist and best is saved for the epilogue. I cant recommend this book more. Another great achievement, with like 8 years of research to ensure the best possible and true story.
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