On 11 Sep 2013 18:37, "Bernie Cosell" <ber...@fantasyfarm.com> wrote:

> Anyhow, are there any (not *too* technical) books on the modern
> techniques for attacking cryptosystems?

Apart from the books already mentioned in other messages (Swenson, Katz-Lindell, Knudsen-Robshaw ...), I would also mention "Algorithmic Cryptanalysis" (2009) by Antoine Joux, for an advanced and up-to-date treatise (that includes some C code) addressed to a mathematically mature audience (excellent book but not easy to read!).

More specialized is Hinek's "Cryptanalysis of RSA and its variants" (2010) which, as the title indicates, targets RSA.

Finally, I would also mention my own book, "Introduction to Cryptography with Maple" (2013), which also includes Maple implementations of a fair number of cryptanalytic attacks.

I am not sure, however, whether these books are not *too* technical ... Although there is some coverage of implementation attacks and side-channel attacks, most of the attacks in these books are mathematically-based or "algorithmic" as in the title of Joux's book.

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