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Johannes Trithemius’ Polygraphiae (1518) is the first printed book on ( 1518 ) is the first printed book on cryptanalysis Books on cryptography have been published sporadically and with highly varying quality for a long time. This is despite the tantalizing, though superficial, paradox that secrecy is of the effect in sending confidential messages — see Kerckhoffs ‘ principle. In contrast, the revolutions in cryptanalysis and guarantee communications since the 1970s are well covered in the available literature.

early history [edit ]

An early exemplar of a book about cryptography was a Roman oeuvre, [ which? ] immediately bemused and known lone by references. many early cryptanalytic works were esoteric, mystic, and/or reputation-promoting ; cryptanalysis being mysterious, there was much opportunity for such things. At least one make by Trithemius was banned by the Catholic Church and put on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum as being about black magic or witchcraft. many writers claimed to have invented unbreakable ciphers. none were, though it sometimes took a long while to establish this. In the nineteenth hundred, the general standard improved slightly ( e.g., works by Auguste Kerckhoffs, Friedrich Kasiski, and Étienne Bazeries ). Colonel Parker Hitt and William Friedman in the early twentieth century besides wrote books on cryptanalysis. These authors, and others, by and large abandoned any mystic or charming tone.

open literature versus classified literature [edit ]

With the invention of radio, a lot of military communications went wireless, allowing the possibility of enemy interception much more promptly than tapping into a land line. This increased the motivation to protect communications. By the end of World War I, cryptanalysis and its literature began to be formally limited. One exception was the 1931 book The American Black Chamber by Herbert Yardley, which gave some penetration into american cryptanalytic success stories, including the Zimmermann telegram and the break of japanese codes during the Washington Naval Conference .

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overview of cryptography [edit ]

  • Bertram, Linda A. / Dooble, Gunther van / et al. (Eds.): Nomenclatura: Encyclopedia of modern Cryptography and Internet Security – From AutoCrypt and Exponential Encryption to Zero-Knowledge-Proof Keys, 2019, ISBN 9783746066684.
  • Piper, Fred and Sean Murphy, Cryptography : A Very Short Introduction ISBN 0-19-280315-8 This book outlines the major goals, uses, methods, and developments in cryptography.

Significant books [edit ]

Significant books on cryptography include :

The Codebreakers [edit ]

From the end of World War II until the early on 1980s most aspects of mod cryptography were regarded as the limited business of governments and the military and were protected by custom and, in some cases, by legislative act. The most significant sour to be published on cryptography in this menstruation is undoubtedly David Kahn ‘s The Codebreakers, [ 4 ] which was published at a time ( mid-1960s ) when virtually no information on the advanced practice of cryptography was available. [ 5 ] Kahn has said that over ninety percentage of its content was previously unpublished. [ 6 ] The record caused good concern at the NSA despite its lack of coverage of specific modern cryptanalytic exercise, indeed much so that after failing to prevent the book being published, national security agency staff were informed to not even acknowledge the universe of the ledger if asked. In the US military, mere possession of a copy by cryptanalytic personnel was grounds for some considerable suspicion [ citation needed ]. possibly the single greatest importance of the book was the impact it had on the next generation of cryptographers. Whitfield Diffie has made comments in interviews about the effect it had on him. [ 7 ] [ failed verification ]

cryptanalytic environment/context or security [edit ]

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history of cryptanalysis [edit ]

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