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Java Cryptography : Java Series - Jonathan Knudsen

Java Cryptography

Java Series

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Published: 11th May 1998
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Cryptography, the science of secret writing, is the biggest, baddest security tool in the application programmer's arsenal. Cryptography provides three services that are crucial in secure programming. These include a cryptographic cipher that protects the secrecy of your data; cryptographic certificates, which prove identity (authentication); and digital signatures, which ensure your data has not been damaged or tampered with.

This book covers cryptographic programming in Java. Java 1.1 and Java 1.2 provide extensive support for cryptography with an elegant architecture, the Java Cryptography Architecture (JCA). Another set of classes, the Java Cryptography Extension (JCE), provides additional cryptographic functionality. This book covers the JCA and the JCE from top to bottom, describing the use of the cryptographic classes as well as their innards.

The book is designed for moderately experienced Java programmers who want to learn how to build cryptography into their applications. No prior knowledge of cryptography is assumed. The book is peppered with useful examples, ranging from simple demonstrations in the first chapter to full-blown applications in later chapters.

Topics include:

  • The Java Cryptography Architecture (JCA)
  • The Java Cryptography Extension (JCE)
  • Cryptographic providers
  • The Sun key management tools
  • Message digests, digital signatures, and certificates (X509v3)
  • Block and stream ciphers
  • Implementations of the ElGamal signature and cipher algorithms
  • A network talk application that encrypts all data sent over the network
  • An email application that encrypts its messages

Covers JDK 1.2 and JCE 1.2.

Preface
Introductionp. 1
Conceptsp. 12
Architecturep. 28
Random Numbersp. 38
Key Managementp. 49
Authenticationp. 92
Encryptionp. 120
Signed Appletsp. 163
Writing a Providerp. 180
SafeTalkp. 199
CipherMailp. 219
Outside the Boxp. 244
BigIntegerp. 255
Base64p. 258
JARp. 263
Javakeyp. 268
Quick Referencep. 279
Indexp. 329
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ISBN: 9781565924024
ISBN-10: 1565924029
Series: Java Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Not Supplied By Publisher
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 11th May 1998
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 17.78  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.59