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How the Code Rebels Beat the Government—Saving Privacy in the Digital Age
Cover by : Steven Levy
    published :2001
subject :Nonfiction
size : 32.2 KiB in cover
798.4 KiB in 1,447 paragraphs
~ 409 pages
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A full-length book that tells the fascinating - and important - story of the revolution in cryptography. The publisher is Viking, and David Kahn, who is the master historian in the field, called it “Cryptography’s Soul of a New Machine.” The reviews were great. (For instance, Ben Hammersley of the Times of London wrote, “Crypto is a triumph. I urge you to read it… To combine science and political intrigue and make it a compulsive page-turner is a good trick but to make it essential reading for the age as well is a mark of brilliance.”

Levy details the emergence of public key cryptography, digital signatures and the struggle between the NSA and the cypherpunks. The book also details the creation of DES, RSA and the Clipper chip.

 
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Published by the Penguin Group
Penguin Putnam Inc.,
375 Hudson Street, New York,
New York 10014, U.S.A.

ISBN 0-7865-2194-5

Electronic edition: February 2002
Contents
     acknowledgments
     preface
     the loner
     the standard
     public key
     prime time
     selling crypto
     patents and keys
     crypto anarchy
     the clipper chip
     slouching toward crypto
     epilogue: the open secret
     notes
     bibliography
     glossary
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