The Art and Science of Secret Writing (Spring 2013)

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These are some links to various books and journals.
Diffie, Whitfield; Landau, Susan. Privacy On the Line : The Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption
Availble to UPS community on-line through NetLibrary.
Bamford, James. The Puzzle Palace.
A history and expose of the NSA. [Chapter 8] [Chapter 9] [Chapter 10]
Bamford, James. Body of Secrets
A very recent update of The Puzzle Palace.
Hodges, Andrew. Alan Turing: the Enigma
Biography of Alan Turing. German Enigma cipher plus early computer science.
Schneier, Bruce. Applied Cryptography
Published in the early 90's. Already a classic. Mathematics, protocols, implementations.
Electronic Frontier Foundation. Cracking DES
Brute force with cheap chips. Entertaining.
Hager, Nicky. Secret Power
New Zealand's role in ECHELON, UKUSA Alliance, NSA partnerships. [Chapter 1] [Chapter 2]
Stallings, W. Cryptography and Network Security.
Advanced textbook.
Quarterly journal for cryptology.
Stephenson, Neal. Crytonomicon
Fun. The featured encryption is Pontifex.
Brown, Dan. The Davinci Code
A novel based on cryptology. Bestseller with a main character who is a cryptographer.

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