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Personal Encryption Clearly Explained Pete Loshin

Personal Encryption Clearly Explained

Pete Loshin

Published June 1st 1998
ISBN : 9780124558373
Paperback
545 pages
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This book is a hands-on guide for using cryptography and encryption. The author starts by introducing the concepts of modern encryption: secret-key encryption, public key encryption, digital signatures, and user authentication mechanisms. The readerMoreThis book is a hands-on guide for using cryptography and encryption. The author starts by introducing the concepts of modern encryption: secret-key encryption, public key encryption, digital signatures, and user authentication mechanisms. The reader then moves into why encryption is necessary, how it can be used to protect the individual, and how the new cryptographic technologies are implemented in software and in hardware. Key to the book is how to set up to use personal encryption, and how to use it to protect yourself while browsing the Web, sending and receiving e-mail, or using any Internet application.KEY FEATURES- Explains why individuals need to use encryption, as well as other cryptographic tools- How encryption and digital signatures work- How to use common software to encrypt communications and data- How to use common software to digitally sign data and messages