5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Best in the field,
This review is from: Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms and Source Code in C (Computer Science) (Paperback)
This book is an excellent, in-depth guide to cryptography. It is an excellent starting point for a beginner, and is not stuffed with filler pages like so many technical books these days. It includes especially clear coverage of public-key cryptography, and the source code is a welcome bonus.
The only qualms I had was that despite advertising "Protocols, Algorithms and Source Code in C" the book includes only source code right at the very end, to a handful of encryption algorithms. Also, it does not discuss the AES, which I would have liked.
Nonetheless, an excellent books - a necessity for anyone interested in cryptography.