From: Conlan Adams (conlan_at_midwesteyebanks.org)
Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2005 15:08:46 -0400 To: "Ian Crane" <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Not sure if you've already gotten responses, but here goes...
First, you can't go wrong with
Applied cryptography by everyones favorite Bruce Schneier, and its
probably available at your local library as well. It's a good basis for
cryptography and cryptanalysis.
Other than that, the best way to do it, is to start simple, write some
code, attack some protocols, and get a good understanding on how the
basics work before you attempt to go after modern stuff.
From: Ian Crane [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 05, 2005 6:28 AM
I'm writing an assignment for Uni on Encryption and wanted to run a
series of simple experiments as part of it.
I'm thinking of just encrypting some small amounts of data using
different methods/algorithms and then trying to break it and comparing
Can anyone please point me in the right directions in terms of the tools
I will need?
Thanks and regards,