Publisher: Wiley, 1994, 618 pages
Keywords: IT Security
The explosive growth of public and private computer networks has resulted in a tremendous increase in the volume of sensitive and valuable data that is routinely stored and transmitted digitally. From computer messages speeding through global networks to vast sums of money transferred electronically, the greatest challenge in this new "digital world" is keeping this information out of the hands of unauthorized users who prey on vulnerable computer systems.
In Applied Cryptography, data security expert Bruce Schneier details how programmers can use cryptography — the technique of enciphering and deciphering messages — to maintain the privacy of computer data. Covering the latest developments in practical cryptographic techniques, the book shows programmers who design computer applications, networks, and storage systems how security can be built into the computer software and systems we use every day. Along with more than 100 pages of actual C source code of working cryptographic algorithms, this practical handbook:
First Edition. Skip it and buy the second edition instead (it is still a good and valid book).