The Code Book -- how to make it, break it, hack it, crack it.
Delacorte Press, Random House NY, 2001, 2002; 263 pages, index, photographs and diagrams.
Condition: Very Good hardcover in Very Good black, yellow and white dustjacket; binding is sound and secure, pages are clean, unmarked.
1980's computers and computing,
Computers and Society,
Cryptanalysis, Cryptology, Computer Security,
General Histories and References,
Programming and Programming Languages,
General Programming, Philosophy of Programming,
Word Processing, Data Processing
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Chapters include, THe Cipher of Mary Queen of Scots - the birth of cryptography, the substitution cipher and the invention of codebreaking by frequency analysis; The Anonymous Codebreaker; The Mechanization of Secrecy - the Zimmermann telegram, the Enigma machine and how cryptography changed the courses of WWI and WWII; the Language Barrier; Alice and Bob go Public - modern cryptography, the solution to the so-called key distribution problem and the secret history of nonsecret encryption; Pretty Good Privacy - the politics of privacy, the future of cryptography and the quest for an uncrackable code; Codebreaker's challenge; Appendices, reading list and more.