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Dec 31, 2001
| ISBN 9780140244328
Jan 08, 2001
| ISBN 9781101199466
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Dec 31, 2001 | ISBN 9780140244328
Jan 08, 2001 | ISBN 9781101199466
If you’ve ever made a secure purchase with your credit card over the Internet, then you have seen cryptography, or “crypto”, in action. From Stephen Levythe author who made “hackers” a household wordcomes this account of a revolution that is already affecting every citizen in the twenty-first century. Crypto tells the inside story of how a group of “crypto rebels”—nerds and visionaries turned freedom fighters—teamed up with corporate interests to beat Big Brother and ensure our privacy on the Internet. Levy’s history of one of the most controversial and important topics of the digital age reads like the best futuristic fiction.
Steven Levy is Wired’s editor at large. The Washington Post has called him “America’s premier technology journalist.” His previous positions include founder of Backchannel and chief technology writer and senior editor for Newsweek. Levy has written seven previous books and… More about Steven Levy
“Gripping and illuminating.” The Wall Street Journal
“A great David-and-Goliath storyhumble hackers hoodwink sinister spooks.” Time
AcknowledgmentsPrefaceThe LonerThe StandardPublic KeyPrime TimeSelling CryptoPatents and KeysCrypto AnarchyThe Clipper ChipSlouching Toward CryptoEpilogue: The Open SecretNotesBibliographyGlossaryIndex
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