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Matt Blaze on his Afterword to Applied Cryptography

Essays written that long ago, especially those about rapidly changing technology, can be a bit embarrassing to read – conspicuously oblivious to some fast approaching meteorite that would shortly make the author’s basic assumptions extinct. Or they might seem retrospectively obvious and trite: war is bad, puppies are cute, and computers are insecure.

And so it was with some trepidation that I recently dusted off my copy of Bruce’s book and found myself staring at my thoughts on cryptography from the previous century.