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Cryptography and cryptanalysis

Links

http://www.iwm.org.uk/online/enigma/eni-intro.htm English/American flag
Part of the British Imperial War Museum website. All about "Enigma", the german cipher machine used during the Second World War; and about the allied code breakers in Blechtley Park.
http://www.commentcamarche.net/crypto/crypto.php French flag
Gives a lot of explanations about ciphers, mainly the most recent (DES, RSA, PGP,...). Some informations about legacy of cryptography, and internet security (SSL sockets, use of credit card on Internet,...)
http://janus81.free.fr/crypto/crypto.htm French flag
A dictionary of cryptography; and an history of each cipher method.

Books

The code book, by Simon Singh. English/American flag French flag
THE book !
The complete history of secret codes, in particular methods of Cesar, of Vigenère, Enigma, public and private keys, PGP, quantum mechanics...very very interesting!
Published in 1999 by Fourth Estate Limited.

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