[Cryptography] Crypto Wars

John Gilmore gnu at toad.com
Mon Jul 6 21:55:18 EDT 2015

Neal Stephenson's "Cryptonomicon" is fiction but was strongly inspired
by the Crypto Wars.  I recommend it.

"Cracking DES" was a key part of the Crypto Wars (disclaimer: I edited
it).  It's out of print but available online here:


Thanks, Internet Archive!  The online version seems to be gone from
the Cryptome site, the JYA.com site, and the EFF.ORG sites.  But
the EFF FAQ and overview pages are still here:



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