Translation of Manga de wakaru angou, published by Ohmsha, Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan, 2007.
As you follow Inspector Jun Meguro in his quest to bring a cipher-wielding thief to justice, you'll learn how cryptographic ciphers work. (Ciphers are the algorithms at the heart of cryptography.) Like all books in the Manga Guide series, The Manga Guide to Cryptography is illustrated throughout with memorable Japanese manga as it dives deep into advanced cryptography topics, such as classic substitution, polyalphabetic, and transposition ciphers; symmetric-key algorithms like block and DES (Data Encryption Standard) ciphers; and how to use public key encryption technology. It also explores practical applications of encryption such as digital signatures, password security, and identity fraud countermeasures.
The Manga Guide to Cryptography is the perfect introduction to cryptography for programmers, security professionals, aspiring cryptographers, and anyone who finds cryptography just a little bit hard.
Masaaki Mitani is a professor at Tokyo Denki University's School of Engineering specializing in digital signal processing, communication, and educational engineering. Shinichi Satou is an assistant professor at Tokyo Denki University's School of Engineering specializing in signal processing and educational engineering
Prologue Chapter 1: The Foundations of Encryption Chapter 2: The Art of Symmetric-Key Algorithms Chapter 3: Public Key Encryption Technology Chapter 4: On the Practical Applications of Encryption Epilogue
Cryptography is hard but it's less hard when it's filled with adorable Japanese manga. The latest addition to the Manga Guide series, The Manga Guide to Cryptography , turns the art of encryption and decryption into plain, comic illustrated English.