How the Code Rebels Beat the Government.
If you've ever made a secure purchase with your credit card online, you have seen cryptography, or "crypto", in action. From Steven Levy - the author who made "hackers" a household word - comes this account of a revolution that will affect 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.
From Whitfield Diffie's discovery of public key encryption in the mid-1970s to the Phil Zimmerman-led "cypberpunks" recent fight to distribute encryption power freely to the masses, Levy's history of one of the most controversial and important topics of the digital age reads like the best futuristic fiction.
- Publication Date:
- 25 / 03 / 2002
- 129 x 198mm