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ePub Crypto download
Author:
Stephen Levy
ISBN13:
978-0713993462
ISBN:
0713993464
Language:
Publisher:
Allen Lane (January 25, 2001)
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Subcategory:
Software
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1595 kb
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1249 kb
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Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government Saving Privacy in the Digital Age is a book about cryptography written by Steven Levy, published in 2001.

Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government Saving Privacy in the Digital Age is a book about cryptography written by Steven Levy, published in 2001. Levy details the emergence of public key cryptography, digital signatures and the struggle between the National Security Agency (NSA) and the "cypherpunks". The book details the creation of Data Encryption Standard (DES), RSA and the Clipper chip.

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Crypto tells the inside story of how a group of "crypto rebels"-nerds and visionaries turned freedom fighters-teamed up with corporate interests to beat Big Brother and ensure our privacy on the Internet. Levy's history of one of the most controversial and important topics of the digital age reads like the best futuristic fiction.

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Steven Levy's absorbing book tells the story of how this stranglehold was broken by a ragtag group of mathematicians, computer scientists and libertarians

Steven Levy's absorbing book tells the story of how this stranglehold was broken by a ragtag group of mathematicians, computer scientists and libertarians. It starts with Whitfield Diffie, an ungovernable contrarian who, in the Sixties, had the insight that in a world where electronic communications would be ubiquitous, cryptography was too important to be left to government. The solution that Diffie came up with - public key cryptography - is now the underpinning technology of the wired world. It gave civilians the kind of strong encryption hitherto possessed only by governments, and provoked ferocious opposition from the forces of darkness.

Crypto tells the inside story of how a group of crypto rebels & and visionaries turned freedom fighters& up with corporate interests to beat Big Brother and ensure our privacy on the Internet. Levy’s history of one of the most controversial and important topics of the digital age reads like the best futuristic fiction.

Cryptography - the use of secret codes - has traditionally been the province of puzzle geeks and government spies.

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Paranoia is a useful code to live by in the digital age. Consider, every time you use a credit card, the Internet or your mobile phone, the one thing that stands between you and everyone else knowing your business is cryptography - the making of secret ciphers. Yet rather than safeguarding this fragile privacy, powerful government forces have been fighting since the 1980s to keep crypto under their control. But while the offical forces warn of unrestrained criminality and terrorism, those squared against them celebrate the possibility of a new era of empowered individuals benefitting from "crypto-anarchy". This text tells the inside story of the great "Code War". It is the story of privacy in the information age, a history that bears witness to the original dreams and nightmares of the digital revolution. Acclaimed technology writer, Steven Levy, charts the evolution of cryptography from a closely held government technology for keeping secrets to a potentially mass-market means for protecting them. At the centre of his narrative are the innovators and subversives who kicked off the revolution - an iconoclastic subculture of maverick mathematicians, brilliant hackers and fun-loving cyberpunks, willing to take on "Big Brother" to spread the tools of privacy throughout the world. This book poses important political questions throughout. Will the information age enhance our freedoms or snatch them away? Will secret codes empower crooks and international terrorists? Or will the lack of them cripple vital function like our financial systems or our electrical grid? Most important, who do we trust: the government's intelligence agencies who still demand access to our private transactions, or their rebel enemies?