Cryptography Theory and Practice
last modified March 27, 2000
This is the (old) web page for the first edition of the book.
A second edition has now been published, and its web page is
here.
This cryptography textbook by
Doug Stinson was published in March, 1995, by
CRC Press, Inc
It was reprinted with corrections in late 1996:
click here
This home page contains the following sections:
The Fourth Printing
At the end of Novermber, 1996, the book
was reprinted with corrections. This is the fourth
printing of the book. (You can check which printing
of the book you have by looking at the
second last line of the back of the cover page.
The first number in the sequence specifies the printing.
For example, the fourth printing looks like 4 5 6 7 8 9 0.)
The following are the (only) changes in the fourth pringing:

All errors in the Errata List
have been corrected.
 The "Further Reading"
section has been updated. Several new books
are now referenced, and IACR conference
proceedings are included through CRYPTO '96.
 Several exercises have been changed, mainly to
correct bad wording and/or typographical errors.
The exercises that have been changed are the following:
1.4, 3.3(d), 3.8 (Figure 3.16), 4.8(b), 4.11,
4.13, 5.9, 6.6, 11.3, and 12.5.
Table of Contents
You can view the Table of Contents of the book.
Translations
Cryptography Theory and Practice has been translated
into French by
Serge Vaudenay.
It is entitled Cryptography Théorie et Pratique
and was published by
International Thomson Publishing France, 1996.
The book has also been translated into
Japanese by
Kouichi Sakurai.
Reviews
There are now several reviews of the book.
 The Cryptology Column, SIGACT News, vol. 28, #2, (1995), pp. 1820;
review by Gilles Brassard
 Cryptologia, vol. 20 (1996), pp. 1415;
review by Louis Kruh
 Computer and Communications Security Reviews,
vol. 4, No. 3 (1995), p. 48
 Mathematical Reviews, November 1996, MR 96k:94015;
review by Yvo Desmedt
 Cipher, Electronic Issue (EI) #18, November 11 1996,
online review by Bob Bruen
Solutions to Some Exercises
Answers to some of the exercises can be found
here.
Ciphertext for Selected Exercises
Ciphertext for some of the exercises can be found
here.
Errata List (Printings 1, 2, and 3)
I have constructed an errata list,
which can be found
here .
Errata List (Fourth and later printings)
I have constructed an errata list for the fourth and later printings,
which can be found
here .
Supplementary Material
Here are some supplementary notes on specific topics,
stored in the form of postscript files:
I also maintain bibliographies on research papers in
two areas of cryptography: secret sharing schemes
and authentication codes.
Department of Combinatorics and Optimization
University of Waterloo
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Canada
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