Free Security Book: HAC


The Handbook of Applied Cryptography is being offered for free download (for personal use of course) from the University of Waterloo. This book covers a good swath of topics and will be a useful addition to your digital library. And to give you a taste, here is the chapter list:


 


Chapter 1 - Overview of Cryptography


Chapter 2 - Mathematics Background


Chapter 3 - Number-Theoretic Reference Problems


Chapter 4 - Public-Key Parameters


Chapter 5 - Pseudorandom Bits and Sequences


Chapter 6 - Stream Ciphers


Chapter 7 - Block Ciphers


Chapter 8 - Public-Key Encryption


Chapter 9 - Hash Functions and Data Integrity


Chapter 10 - Identification and Entity Authentication


Chapter 11 - Digital Signatures


Chapter 12 - Key Establishment Protocols


Chapter 13 - Key Management Techniques


Chapter 14 - Efficient Implementation


Chapter 15 - Patents and Standards


 


For those that prefer cold hard paper, you can also find it at the various common retailers (for slightly more than free).


 

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