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Cracking DES: Secrets of Encryption Research, Wiretap Politics & Chip Design 2006-05-21 16:41:56 Description: Here's a text with a bit of a political slant. The book describes a machine the authors built to crack DES encryption. In their preface, they note: "There can be no more doubt. DES is not secure."
Author(s): Electronic Frontier Foundation
License: Some Restrictions (includes GNU)
Type: Book
Format: Paper, HTML
Price: free online
URL: http://cryptome.org/ cracking-des.htm
Limitations: Most of the book is in the public domain. Unlike a lot of other texts online, this one appears to be the product of scanning coupled with optical character recognition (OCR). The result is a series of HTML pages formated to keep the relationship with the original paper text pages intact. It's a bit weird, as some chapters are actually referenced off-site. But if you find the topic interesting, it's probably worth the time.
ReviewText: Contents include:
  • Politics of Decryption
  • Design for DES key Search Array
  • ASIC & board descriptions
  • Board schematics
  • Architectural Considerations

Keywords: DES , encryption , decryption , Electronic Frontier Foundation , wiretap
Submitter: EE HomePage Editorial Staff
Affiliation: None
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