Street Cryptography

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A quick and easy to use guide on creating your own cipher. This book covers several historic ciphers and builds concepts that will allow you to make one that is reasonably secure. More

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About Christopher Forrest

Christpher Forrest lives in New York City with his wife and six children. He was a one-time student of mathematics. He has worked every menial job you could imagine, including security, before becoming an EMT. After, he earned his Commercial Driver's License and worked as a trucker. He is a hobbyist cryptologist, redditor, slacker(Slackware Linux) and contributes to site for 3rd party Slackware packages.) Occasionally, he'll even play music(country, of course). He is a native of Arkansas.

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Simon Capper reviewed on on Aug. 4, 2012

I found this book extremely interesting. I've been interested in cryptography for a while, but this introduced a few new ciphers as well as refreshing my memory of the others. It gives a good explanation of not only how each cipher works, but also the history, pros and cons of each one. This is an ideal introduction for a beginner in this field.

My only criticism is the slightly chatty writing style, but this is easy to get past if you read this book as a transcript of a short lecture rather than a written text.
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