5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Soon time for third edition?,
This review is from: Applied Cryptography: Protocols, Algorithms and Source Code in C (Computer Science) (Paperback)
The book is not for the average reader, you must be proficient with code and have a basic grasp of the math behind public key cryptography. The author is doing an excellent job at tryng to explain and simplify, so for the experienced coder it should be a fairly easy read.
The collection of algorithms is impressive and the analysis of them is thorough. Since quite a few were added between the first edition and second, I cannot but help thinking a third edition should be due soon.
I'd say this is good value for the money and a must have for anyone thinking of doing any coding related to (public key and other) cryptography.