From Passwords to Public Keys

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ISBN 0-201-61599-1, Addison Wesley, 2002.

OUT OF PRINT, some chapters online

Authentication provides a thorough examination of authentication concepts and techniques, from the password systems introduced in the 1960s to the public key systems of today. Each technique is described through diagrams and examples, covering both how they work and how attackers might defeat them. This provides readers with the essential understanding they need to choose the best techniques for their particular situation.

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