[cryptography] beginner crypto

fred concklin fredconcklin at gmail.com
Mon Dec 30 12:03:10 EST 2013


Cryptography Engineering is a good, up to date resource:
https://www.schneier.com/book-ce.html




On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 4:17 PM, Jeffrey Goldberg <Jeffrey at goldmark.org>wrote:

> On Dec 29, 2013, at 3:56 PM, yersinia <yersinia.spiros at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On Sun, Dec 29, 2013 at 7:28 PM, code elusive <code.elusive at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> >>> On Sat, Dec 28, 2013 at 11:35:28PM +0000, RossMcFarlane wrote:
>
> >>>> I'd love to learn some more about cryptography
>
> >> [1] https://www.coursera.org/course/crypto
> >> [2] https://www.coursera.org/course/crypto2
>
> > Very nice as a crypto courses.
>
> I can also vouch for this.
>
> The first one (in addition to stuff I’d sort of picked up on my own) a few
> years back put me in a position where I can now read a lot of the primary
> literature in cryptology.
>
> The math for cryptography isn’t hard, but it is abstract and does require
> being able to think mathematically. I found “Understanding Cryptography”
>
>   http://wiki.crypto.rub.de/Buch/
>
> excellent for understanding the math. But note that it takes a different
> approach than the crypto course, and you should not rely on that book alone.
>
>
> If anyone points you (Ross) to Applied Cryptography, I’d recommend that
> you stay away. It was valuable at its time, but it is of historical
> significance only at this point.
>
> Cheers,
>
> -j
>
>
>
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