Tag: Data Encryption Standard

Congress Finally Put a (Really Obscure, But Important) Limit on NSA Power


The House passed a toothless NSA reform bill yesterday, and VC Marc Andreessen says that meetings about privacy and surveillance between tech companies and the Obama administration haven’t been very productive. But the news isn’t all depressing for privacy advocates.

REVIEW: Cryptography Decrypted


by H. X. Mel/Doris Baker, 2001, Addison-Wesley Publishing Co. , 352 p. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ The book seems to be rather ambitious, since the preface says that it is addressed to any (and therefore all) audience(s), without any limitation on the stated

REVIEW: Brute Force: Cracking the Data Encryption Standard

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By Matt Curtin Springer, 2005 ISBN: 0387201092   Reviewed by Ben Rothke ____________________________________________________________ Brute Force: Cracking the Data Encryption Standard is the story of the life and death of DES (data encryption standard). In the early 1970s, the U.S. government

REVIEW: Modern Cryptography: Theory and Practice


by Wenbo Mao, 2004, 0-13-066943-1, U$54.99/C$82.99 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________   A "Short Description of the Book" states that it is intended to address the issue of whether various crypto algorithms are "practical," as opposed to just theoretically strong.  This seems odd, since