[Cryptography] Books on modern cryptanalysis

Jose Luis Gomez Pardo gomez.pardo at usc.es
Thu Sep 12 13:23:46 EDT 2013

On 11 Sep 2013 18:37, "Bernie Cosell" <bernie at fantasyfarm.com> wrote:

 > Anyhow, are there any (not *too* technical) books on the modern
 > techniques for attacking cryptosystems?

Apart from the books already mentioned in other messages (Swenson, 
Katz-Lindell, Knudsen-Robshaw ...), I would also mention "Algorithmic 
Cryptanalysis" (2009) by Antoine Joux, for an advanced and up-to-date 
treatise (that includes some C code) addressed to a mathematically 
mature audience (excellent book but not easy to read!).

More specialized is Hinek's "Cryptanalysis of RSA and its variants" 
(2010) which, as the title indicates, targets RSA.

Finally, I would also mention my own book, "Introduction to 
Cryptography with Maple" (2013), which also includes Maple 
implementations of a fair number of cryptanalytic attacks.

I am not sure, however, whether these books are not *too* technical 
... Although there is some coverage of implementation attacks and 
side-channel attacks, most of the attacks in these books are 
mathematically-based or "algorithmic" as in the title of Joux's book.

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