Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government—Saving Privacy in the Digital Age
Crypto: How the Code Rebels Beat the Government Saving Privacy in the Digital Age is a book written by Steven Levy about cryptography, and was published in 2001. Levy details the emergence of public key cryptography, digital signatures and the struggle between the NSA and the cypherpunks. The book also details the creation of DES, RSA and the Clipper chip.
- Steven Levy gives a fascinating account of the birth of public key cryptography in Crypto, John Naughton, The Guardian, February 3, 2001
- Decoder Ring—How a ragged band broke the government's hold on cryptography, Scott McLemee, New York Times, January 14, 2001
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