Malapati 's Cryptopath!


This Cryptopath starts from introducing the cryptography and is upto research level!!!



Here it starts into crypto life ..

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Very first intro can be had from ..

http://www.ssh.com/support/cryptography/introduction/ Gives u the primary idea about what is what in crypto ..

 

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http://docs.sun.com/source/816-6154-10/index.html

Gives intro with a some technical stuff

 

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Little more clearly ..

http://www.garykessler.net/library/crypto.html

 

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then another intro ( do not try to understand everything there .. just read it to get an idea )

http://www.hack.gr/users/dij/crypto/overview/

 

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Remember .. Whenever doubts arise in between .. then goto .. RSA faq (available online)

http://www.rsasecurity.com/rsalabs/faq/

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Had enough intros ..

 

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anything interesting in crypto ???

 

So now let us enter into real crypto world ..

 

 

Depending on the back ground topics: U can decide ur career in crypto: by reading the respective books!

 

If Computer Sc: Complexity Theory, Formal Languages, Security protocols, r the favorites in crypto

 

LectureNotes of S.GoldWasser and M.Bellare (available Online!)

http://www.cs.ucsd.edu/users/mihir/papers/gb.html

The Foundations of Cryptography by Oded Goldreich (available Online!)

http://www.wisdom.weizmann.ac.il/people/homepages/oded/frag.html

 

If Electronics & Communication: Network Security Protocols is the hot topic in crypto

 

Cryptography and Network Security by William Stallings

 

If Mathematics: DHP, DLP, ECC cryptography are some of the interesting elementary topics of crypto

 

A course in Number Theory and Cryptography by N. Koblitz

Cryptography: Theory and practice by D R stinson

Making, Breaking Codes: An Introduction to Cryptology by P Garrett

Elliptic Curves and Their Applications to Cryptography by A Enge

Public-Key Cryptography by Arto Salomaa

 

If Physics: Quantum Cryptography

 

No good books .. one can go for research articles on quantum crypto

http://www.qubit.org/oldsite/intros/crypt.html Gives elementary intro and from references one can enter

into the subject

 

If Biology: DNA Cryptography, Biometrics r the favorites in crypto

 

No good books .. one can read following basic papers

http://www.cs.duke.edu/~reif/paper/DNAcrypt/crypt.pdf

http://www.giac.org/practical/Donald_Nixon_GSEC.doc

 

 

Not decided any area ( or not listed above? )

 

No problem .. just go by the folowing general (& the best ) crypto books :

Hand Book of Applied Cryptography by A Menezes, P Oorschot & S Vanstone (mostly known for implementation of crypto algorithms .. available online: http://www.cacr.math.uwaterloo.ca/hac/ )

Applied Cryptography by Bruce Schneier

 

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Imp Note:

 

Very good collection of crypto books in a cd format is available from Dr. Dobbs (can be had from

any online bookshop .. for example: http://www.parkway.co.uk/cd/crypto.htm)

 

Reserach papers of crypto (crypto and eurocrypt proceedings 1981-97) is available from International Association for Cryptologic Research in a cd format (http://www.iacr.org/cd/).

 

Many more research papers (and also intro articles too) r available online in authors sites ..

or some e-print servers .. find out them using google.com (Simply the best search engine)

 

 

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To read background topics of cryptography:

 

Algorithms and Complexity by Wilf

http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~wilf/AlgComp2.html

 

 

 

 

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