1994-04-29 - Applied Cryptography

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From: “Christian D. Odhner” <cdodhner@indirect.com>
To: Darren Reed <avalon@coombs.anu.edu.au>
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UTC Datetime: 1994-04-29 21:30:34 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 29 Apr 94 14:30:34 PDT

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From: "Christian D. Odhner" <cdodhner@indirect.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 94 14:30:34 PDT
To: Darren Reed <avalon@coombs.anu.edu.au>
Subject: Applied Cryptography
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On Sat, 30 Apr 1994, Darren Reed wrote:

> Saw it on a bookshelf here, yesterday, for AUS$86.00.
> Next to it was anoher book on Cryptography, for $97.95 by "Rhee", I didn't

I don't have a clue about this other book.

> Are either of these worth their weight in gold ? (so to speak)

Applied Cryptography could easily be renamed 'the cypherpunk's bible' in 
my opinion. It cost me about US$50, and it was definatly worth it. What 
makes it valuable is that it's focus is on the implimentation of crypto, 
not just the big math. It deals extensively with the different protocalls 
as well as all the major algorithims. I recomend it highly.

Happy Hunting, -Chris.

Christian Douglas Odhner     | "The NSA can have my secret key when they pry
cdodhner@indirect.com	     | it from my cold, dead, hands... But they shall
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