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An introduction to contemporary cryptology

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1 Author(s)
J. L. Massey ; Swiss Fed. Inst. of Technol., Zurich, Switzerland

An appraisal is given of the current status, both technical and nontechnical, of cryptologic research. The principal concepts of both secret-key and public-key cryptography are described. C.E. Shanon's theory of secrecy (1949) and G.J. Simon's theory authenticity (1984) are reviewed for the insight that they give into practical cryptographic systems. Public-key concepts are illustrated through consideration of the Diffie-Hellman public-key-distribution system and the Rivest-Shamir-Adleman public-key cryptosystem. The subtleties of cryptographic protocols are shown through consideration of some such specific protocols

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Proceedings of the IEEE  (Volume:76 ,  Issue: 5 )