i.wormsbecker at uleth.ca
Fri Oct 18 18:35:27 EDT 2002
On October 18, 2002 06:20 pm, Ross Jordan wrote:
> > Hey people,
> > I'm interested in brushing up on commonly-used algorithms, such as
> > md5, DES, RSA, compression, etc., etc. Does anyone have any suggestions
> > for a go= od
> > dead tree to buy on this topic?
> > Thanks,
> You can't go wrong with "Introduction to Algorithms", by Cormen.
> (Though maybe not as specific on crypto type algorithms as it seems
> you're looking for).
The CLRS book is awesome, but doesn't touch much on the algos mentioned. It
does touch on some compression techniques though.
I mentioned on IRC that there is a good online book for crypto at:
http://www.cacr.math.uwaterloo.ca/hac Hand Book of Applied Cryptography
Another good book is the Stinson Theory and Practice book.
A third option is Applied Cryptography
I have used the first two in the past, and found them to be good maths type
books. I haven't looked at the third so I can't comment on it.
As for compression, I have briefly looked at The Data Compression Book at one
point. I seem to recall it being a decent book, but that was a while back.
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