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Applied Cryptography by Bruce Schneier.

This is easily *THE* book on the subject, and the only book I''ve seen that clearly demonstrates cyptography, even for people who aren''t so mathematically inclined.

As for actual security, I''ve not seen a good book on this subject.

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Cryptography and Network Security: Principles and Practice (3rd Edition)by William Stallings

http://williamstallings.com/Crypto3e.html


Its newer and better then Applied Cryptography. Which is also a good book but was released in 1995. It also doesn''t cover as many things as Cryptography and Network Security either.

You''ll enjoy the heck out of it.

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I have to add my vote for Stallings'' book. I haven''t read the whole thing yet, but the parts I have read are quite good and easy to understand.

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