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Ross Anderson

Titles by This Author

1999 edition

The development of electronic commerce and other applications on the Internet is held up by concerns about security. Cryptography--the science of codes and ciphers--will be a significant part of the solution, but one of the hardest problems is enabling users to find out which cryptographic key belongs to whom.The main things that can go wrong with cryptography are similar to those that can go wrong with a signature stamp. A stamp can be stolen or counterfeit; or it may not belong to the person one thought it did. The first two risks can be controlled largely by technical measures.