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Cracking codes with Python : an introduction to building and breaking ciphers / by Al Sweigart.

Sweigart, Al, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Homer Public Library YA 005.87 SWE 000160107 Teen Corner -- Nonfiction Place on copy / volume Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781593278229
  • ISBN: 1593278225
  • Physical Description: xxviii, 387 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: San Francisco : No Starch Press, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Making paper cryptography tools -- Installing Python -- Programming in the interactive shell -- Strings and writing programs -- The reverse cipher -- The Caesar Cipher -- Hacking the Caesar Cipher with the brute-force technique -- Encrypting with the transposition cipher -- Decrypting with the transposition cipher -- Programming a program to test your program -- Encrypting and decrypting files -- Detecting English programmatically -- Hacking the transposition cipher -- Making a modular arithmetic module for the multiplicative and affine ciphers -- Programming the affine cipher -- Hacking the affine cipher -- The simple substitution cipher -- Hacking the simple substitution cipher -- Programming the vigenere cipher -- Frequency analysis -- Hacking the vigenere cipher -- The one-time pad cipher -- Finding prime numbers -- Generating keys for the RSA cipher -- Public key cryptography and programming the RSA cipher.
Summary, etc.:
"Presents a crash course in Python programming, followed by instructions for making, testing, and hacking classic cipher programs, from the Caesar cipher to public key cryptography and the RSA cipher"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Data encryption (Computer science)
Python (Computer program language)
Computer security.
Computer security.
Data encryption (Computer science)
Python (Computer program language)
Genre: Nonfiction.