[Cryptography] Where should I start with cryptography?

Jonathan Katz jkatz at cs.umd.edu
Wed Nov 19 16:03:06 EST 2014

On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 4:13 AM, danimoth <danimoth at cryptolab.net> wrote:
> On 18/11/14 at 08:50pm, Juan Francisco Verhook Greco wrote:
>> Hi, my name is Juan. I'm a young boy that is beginning with cryptography. I know python and basic c++, linux enthusiast, still though I just began with cryptography I want one day to build my own cryptographic hash function. Where should I begin? I would appreciate any topics regarding anything.Thanks in advance
> Hi,
> please buy this book [1] (note: I'm not involved with authors, I used it
> back in my days at University, and still using it). Then read it, from
> beginning, at least one time. Do exercises, and pratice yourself against
> theory. Then, buy this other book [2], and read it al least one time.
> Then go back to the first, re-read it again, and read the second.
> Have a nice day :-)
> [1] http://www.amazon.com/Introduction-Modern-Cryptography-Principles-Protocols/dp/1584885513
> [2] http://www.amazon.com/Applied-Cryptography-Protocols-Algorithms-Source/dp/0471117099

Actually, do yourself a favor and buy [1b] instead of [1]. =)


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