This book explains the basic methods of modern cryptography. It is written for readers with only basic mathematical knowledge who are interested in modern cryptographic algorithms and their mathematical foundation. Several exercises are included following each chapter.
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2. Congruences and Residue Class Rings.
4. Probability and Perfect Secrecy.
7. Prime Number Generation.
8. Public-Key Encryption.
10. Discrete Logarithms.
11. Cryptographic Hash Functions.
12. Digital Signatures.
13. Other Systems.
15. Secret Sharing
16. Public-Key Infrastructures.