Considerable effort has been expended to make the articles and computer programs as tutorial, pragmatic, exciting, and easy to understand as possible. The journal explains and shows the fundamental concepts of modern cryptology which derive from various mathematical, computer science, engineering, and scientific theories.
While being tutorial, the journal also contains an abundance of advanced information. Indeed, Scientific American succinctly stated the journal's goal of "describing and distributing state-of-the-art cryptosystems for IBM PC's and compatible computers." While others focus on cryptosystems using small crypto-keys in the 56-bit to 1500-bit range, the journal contains and describes algrebraically-based cryptosystems which create and utilize megabit (million bit) crypto-keys!
Each issue of Cryptosystems Journal includes at least one diskette! The diskette(s) contains both the computer programs (source code) and executable (.EXE or .COM) files which implement the featured crypto algorithm described in the text of that issue of the journal. Of course, documentation is also included, and the programs are commented. In fact, through Volume 3, approximately 75,000 lines of program source code have been written and distributed.
The programs are written in a variety of programming languages because some languages are better than others in implementing certain types of functionality. Programs have been written in Ada, APL, Assembler, BASIC, C, C++, FORTRAN, Modula-2, Pascal for DOS, Pascal for Windows, PostScript, and POV-RAY.
Each issue builds upon concepts presented in previous issues. For this reason, all subscriptions to Cryptosystems Journal should begin with Volume 1.
Copyright © 1996 Cryptosystems Journal.
Most recent update on 28-SEP-96.
E-Mail to: Tony S. Patti, Editor & Publisher.