Brian Rotman, 1 June 2000
Show More The Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum Cryptography by Simon Singh.
Fourth Estate, 402 pp., £16.99, September 1999, 1 85702 879 1Show More
In Code: A Mathematical Journey by Sarah Flannery.
Profile, 292 pp., £14.99, April 2000, 1 86197 222 9Show More
Privacy on the Line: The Politics of Wiretapping and Encryption by Whitfield Diffie and Susan Landau.
MIT, 346 pp., £10.50, April 1999, 0 262 54100 9Show More
“... if everybody has access to the information designed to encrypt it? The answer, pioneered by Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman in the early 1970s, is to reject a principle of cryptography apparently so obvious as to go unchallenged until then: namely, that deciphering is the reverse of enciphering and that encryption and decryption keys are ...”