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Introduction

This site provides the comprehensive list of resources associated with Cryptography. The list is divided into sections to make finding information easier. Much of the information presented here is also available at the COAST Archive.

Cryptography is the study of encryption, the transformation of data into a form unreadable by anyone without a secret decryption key. (As described by Francis Litterio.)

Many different organizations and groups of people use Cryptography to protect vital information from others that should not have access to it.


Reports and Guides

  • Cryptography: The Study of Encryption
    This page contains various links to papers, information on Cypherpunks, and even a connection to the NSA.

  • International Cryptographic Software Pages for Encryption, Decryption, Cryptanalysis, Steganography, and Related Methods
    This page lists international sources of cryptographic software, information on cryptographic methods, algorithms, and protocols with an emphasis on software and information available outside the United States in order to minimize export problems.

  • A-Z Cryptology (link removed)
    A detailed introduction to Cryptography.

  • Crypto-Log: Internet Guide to Cryptography (link removed)
    CryptoLog is a collection of annotated pointers to internet resources in mathematics, computer science, software, security, privacy, and public policy that relate directly to cryptography.

  • RSA Algorithm Javascript (link removed)
    A brief background and description of RSA

Papers

Articles

  • Lawrie Brown's crypto bibliography (link removed)
    This bibliography contains about 800 articles on various aspects of Cryptography and Computer Security.

  • Conferences on Security and Cryptography
    This page contains various articles on software security cryptography.

Periodicals

  • Crypt Newsletter
    Crypt Newsletter's Homepage

  • Cryptologia
    The homepage of Cryptologia, a quarterly journal devoted to all aspects of cryptology.

Books & Book Information


Research


Products & Vendors

  • Cypris Encryption Processor (link removed)
    CYPRIS is used to implement encryption solutions for commercial and civil government customers, as well as for the Department of Defense.

  • Enigma & Co. - Professional Cryptography Software (link removed)

  • SKIP - Simple Key management for Internet Protocols (link removed)
    SKIP secures the network at the IP packet level.

  • Data Integrity, LLC (link removed)

  • nCipher Corporation

  • Teledyne Security Information (link removed)

  • Certicom

  • Secure Technologies (link removed)

  • CryptoCD (link removed)
    Contains a large amount of information about cryptography.

  • Fortezza Encryption Card (link removed)
    Fortezza's homepage

  • Counterpage Systems, Computer Security and Cryptography Consulting
    The homepage of Counterpane Systems which offers consulting, information on the book "Applied Cryptography", and other misc. information.

  • Evaluation Criteria for Cryptography
    This is the Common Criteria (CC) Project public website.

  • Cryptography Resource Collection (link removed)

  • The Tiny Cryptography Contest Homepage (link removed)
    Information on the contest and other misc. information.

  • Data Encryption Standard Challenge (link removed)
    A group of Internet users working together, in a coordinated effort, to solve the RSA DES Challenge.

  • CryptoWeb (link removed)
    An Information Resource for Cryptography.

  • Beginners Cryptography Page (link removed)
    An introduction to cryptography


Tools

  • SECURE encryption (link removed)
    The homepage of SECURE

  • RPK Public Key Cryptography (link removed)
    The RPK public key cryptosystem provides industrial-strength public key cryptography that's available worldwide.

  • Internet Software Solutions (link removed)
    Download a fully functional copy of the "Secur-iT" package.

  • Crypto++ 2.0 - a C++ Class Library of Cryptographic Primitives
    Down-load version 2.2 of Crypto++

  • Coded Drag (link removed)
    This site allows you to down-load CodedDrag and also explains what it is.

  • Carrick, an encryption toolkit
    It's a cross-platform private key cryptosystem based on the Blowfish algorithm invented by noted cryptographer Bruce Schneier.

  • Crack password cracker
    Down-load Crack 5.0a (a password cracker)

  • cryptlib (link removed)
    Cryptlib provides an easy way to add strong encryption and authentication to new or existing software.

  • Cypherpunks's Homepage
    Here you can find links to PGP, remailers, rants, various crypto-tools, newspaper clippings, and a good deal of other things.


Mailing Lists

  • Cypherpunks
    Informal discussion about anything related to cryptography and privacy. The request address is cypherpunks-request@toad.com. Volume on the list is pretty high.

  • Steganography

Newsgroups & Bulletins


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Other Useful Links

  • An on-line calendar of security-related events including security conferences, security Call For Papers deadlines, COAST events, computer "underground" events, and security special events.

  • International Cryptographic Software Pages for Encryption, Decryption, Cryptanalysis, Steganography, and Related Methods
    This page lists international sources of cryptographic software, information on cryptographic methods, algorithms, and protocols with an emphasis on software and information available outside the United States in order to minimize export problems.

  • Cryptography.com
    Provides information about cryptography and links to papers written by Paul Kocher, the mantainer of the site.

  • Quadralay Cryptology Archive (link removed)
    A large archive with various links with everything from information on the Clipper to cryptographic FTP sites in the Netherlands.

  • Cypherpunks's Homepage
    Here you can find links to PGP, remailers, rants, various crypto-tools, newspaper clippings, and a good deal of other things.

  • Ronald L. Rivest's Cryptography and Security page
    This page contains pointers to other web pages dealing with cryptography and security, organized into sections.

  • Steganography
    Steganography is the art and science of communicating in a way which hides the existence of the communication.

  • Newbies guide to cryptography (link removed)
    Truly a beginner's guide to cryptography, from explaining it to helping you find more sites to look at.

  • International Cryptography Experiment (link removed)
    A description of International Cryptography Experiment (ICE).

  • Public-Key Cryptography Standards
    RSA Laboratories PKCS homepage


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