Develop, validate, and deploy powerful decentralized applications using blockchain

Get the most out of cutting-edge blockchain technology using the hands-on information contained in this comprehensive resource. Written by a team of technology and legal experts, Blockchain:...

Boolean functions are the building blocks of symmetric cryptographic systems. Symmetrical cryptographic algorithms are fundamental tools in the design of all types of digital security systems (i.e. communications, financial and e-commerce).

Cryptographic Boolean Functions and Applications is a concise reference that shows how Boolean...

Multivariate public key cryptosystems (MPKC) is a fast-developing new area in cryptography. In the past 10 years, MPKC schemes have increasingly been seen as a possible alternative to number theoretic-based cryptosystems such as RSA, as they are generally more efficient in terms of computational effort. As quantum computers are developed, MPKC...

The study of elliptic curves by algebraists, algebraic geometers and number theorists dates back to the middle of the nineteenth century. There now exists an extensive literature that describes the beautiful and elegant properties of these marvelous objects. In 1984, Hendrik Lenstra described an ingenious algorithm for factoring...

This book focuses on protocols and constructions that make good use of the building blocks for symmetric cryptography. The book brings under one roof, several esoteric strategies of utilizing symmetric cryptographic blocks. The specific topics addressed by the book include various key distribution strategies for unicast, broadcast and...

PKI (public-key infrastructure) enables the secure exchange of data over otherwise unsecured media, such as the Internet. PKI is the underlying cryptographic security mechanism for digital certificates and certificate directories, which are used to authenticate a message sender. Because PKI is the standard for authenticating commercial electronic...

Historically, computer security is related to both cryptography and access
control in operating systems. Cryptography, although mostly applied in
the military and diplomacy, was used to protect communication channels
and storage facilities (especially the backups). In the seventies there was a
breakthrough in cryptography - the...

Over the last two or three decades, elliptic curves have been playing an increasingly
important role both in number theory and in related fields such as
cryptography. For example, in the 1980s, elliptic curves started being used
in cryptography and elliptic curve techniques were developed for factorization
and primality...

Hacking is the art of creative problem solving, whether that means finding an unconventional solution to a difficult problem or exploiting holes in sloppy programming. Many people call themselves hackers, but few have the strong technical foundation needed to really push the envelope.

Rather than merely showing how to run existing exploits,...

Quantum computers will break today's most popular public-key cryptographic systems, including RSA, DSA, and ECDSA. This book introduces the reader to the next generation of cryptographic algorithms, the systems that resist quantum-computer attacks: in particular, post-quantum public-key encryption systems and post-quantum public-key signature...

From the original hard cover edition:In the modern age of almost universal computer usage, practically every individual in a technologically developed society has routine access to the most up-to-date cryptographic technology that exists, the so-called RSA public-key cryptosystem. A major component of this system is the factorization of large...

The reach of algebraic curves in cryptography goes far beyond elliptic curve or public key cryptography yet these other application areas have not been systematically covered in the literature. Addressing this gap, Algebraic Curves in Cryptography explores the rich uses of algebraic curves in a range of cryptographic...