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THE CIPHER

THE CIPHER Book
Author : Kathe Koja
Publisher : Roadswell Editions
Release : 2014-08-21
ISBN : 1938263006
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Kathe Koja's classic, award-winning horror novel is finally available as an ebook. Nicholas, a would-be poet, and Nakota, his feral lover, discover a strange hole in the storage room floor down the hall - "Black. Pure black and the sense of pulsation, especially when you look at it too closely, the sense of something not living but alive." It begins with curiosity, a joke - the Funhole down the hall. But then the experiments begin. "Wouldn't it be wild to go down there?" says Nakota. Nicholas says "We're not." But they're not in control, not from the first moment, as those experiments lead to obsession, violence, and a very final transformation for everyone who gets too close to the Funhole. THE CIPHER was the winner of the 1991 Bram Stoker Award, and was recently named one of io9.com's Top 10 Debut Science Fiction Novels That Took the World By Storm. Long out-of-print and much sought-after, it is finally available as an ebook, with a new foreword by the author. "An ethereal rollercoaster ride from start to finish." - The Detroit Free Press "Combines intensely poetic language and lavish grotesqueries." - BoingBoing "Kathe Koja is a poet ... [T]he kind that prefers to read in seedy bars instead of universities, but a poet." - The New York Review of Science Fiction "Her 20-something characters are poverty-gagged 'artists' who exist in that demimonde of shitty jobs, squalid art galleries, and thrift stores; her settings are run-down studios, flat-beer bars, and dingy urban streets [a] long way from Castle Rock, Dunwich, or Stepford, that's for sure." - Too Much Horror Fiction "This powerful first novel is as thought-provoking as it is horrifying." - Publishers Weekly "Unforgettable ... [THE CIPHER] takes you into the lives of the dark dreamers that crawl on the underbelly of art and culture. Seldom has language been so visceral and so right." - Locus "[THE CIPHER] is a book that makes you sit up, pay attention, and jettison your moldy preconceptions about the genre ... Utterly original ... [An} imaginative debut." - Fangoria "Not so much about the vast and wonderful strangeness of the universe as it is about the horrific and glorious potential of the human spirit." - Short Form

The Cipher

The Cipher Book
Author : Isabella Maldonado
Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
Release : 2020-09-15
ISBN : 9781542022477
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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To a cunning serial killer, she was the one that got away. Until now... FBI Special Agent Nina Guerrera escaped a serial killer's trap at sixteen. Years later, when she's jumped in a Virginia park, a video of the attack goes viral. Legions of new fans are not the only ones impressed with her fighting skills. The man who abducted her eleven years ago is watching. Determined to reclaim his lost prize, he commits a grisly murder designed to pull her into the investigation...but his games are just beginning. And he's using the internet to invite the public to play along. His coded riddles may have made him a depraved social media superstar--an enigmatic cyber-ghost dubbed "the Cipher"--but to Nina he's a monster who preys on the vulnerable. Partnered with the FBI's preeminent mind hunter, Dr. Jeffrey Wade, who is haunted by his own past, Nina tracks the predator across the country. Clue by clue, victim by victim, Nina races to stop a deadly killer while the world watches.

The Cipher

The Cipher Book
Author : John C. Ford
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2015-02-24
ISBN : 110162261X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Ford's The Cipher is a thrill-a-minute ride. A very cool read."--David Baldacci You think your emails are private? Your credit card number is secure? That stock trades, government secrets, and nuclear codes are safe? ...th1nk aga1n. Robert “Smiles” Smylie is not a genius. He feels like he’s surrounded by them, though, from his software mogul dad to his brainy girlfriend to his oddball neighbor Ben, a math prodigy. When Ben cracks an ancient, real-life riddle central to modern data encryption systems, he suddenly holds the power to unlock every electronic secret in the world—and Smiles finally has a chance to prove his own worth. Smiles hatches a plan to protect Ben from the government agents who will stop at nothing to get their hands on his discovery. But as he races from a Connecticut casino to the streets of Boston, enlisting the help of an alluring girl, Smiles comes to realize the most explosive secrets don’t lie between the covers of Ben’s notebook—they’re buried in his own past. Eerily close to reality and full of shocking twists, this techno-thriller reveals how easily the private can become public, and just how dangerous it can be to encrypt our personal histories.

Welcome to the Cypher

Welcome to the Cypher Book
Author : Khodi Dill
Publisher : Annick Press
Release : 2021-10-12
ISBN : 1773215655
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Words burn bright in this joyful celebration of rap, creativity, and self-expression. “Welcome to the cypher! Now huddle up nice and snug. You feel that circle around you? Well, that’s a hip hop hug!” Starting with beatboxes and fingersnaps, an exuberant narrator introduces kids in his community to the powerful possibilities of rap, from turning “a simple phrase/into imagery that soars” to proclaiming, “this is a voice that represents me!” As Khodi Dill’s rhymes heat up, the diverse crew of kids—illustrated in Awuradwoa Afful’s bold, energetic style—gain self-confidence and a sense of freedom in this wonderful picture book debut that is perfect for reading aloud.

Cipher

Cipher Book
Author : Aileen Erin
Publisher : Ink Monster LLC
Release : 2014-10-14
ISBN : 0989405095
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"Two epic people, love, hackers, and explosions lead to an amazing read." -- Not So Public Library Alone and on the run, Cipher doesn't talk about her secrets, her powers, or the people chasing her. She can’t let anyone get that close. At least, she shouldn’t. Knight is working undercover for the bad guys. He’s done things that have marked his soul, but it’ll all be worth it if he can save the girl who means everything to him—the girl who saved his life by putting herself in danger. It’s been twelve years, but Knight knows she’s still alive, and he’s made it his mission to find her and keep her safe. When Knight finally catches up to Cipher, electricity sparks. He’s crazy gorgeous, stupid brilliant, and begging to lift the burden from Cipher’s shoulders. Can she really trust him with her secrets? With her life? She doesn’t have long to decide, because Knight isn’t the only who’s been looking for her. Now Cipher can’t run without leaving him behind. What good is being together if they’re both dead? To save Knight, Cipher will finally stop running...one way or another. The Shadow Ravens Series: 1. Cipher by Aileen Erin, USA Today bestselling author 2. Quanta by Lola Dodge 3. Quanta Reset by Lola Dodge 4. Quanta Rewind by Lola Dodge "It will keep you on the edge of your seat with action, chases, fights." -- Functioning Insanity

The Shadow Cipher

The Shadow Cipher Book
Author : Laura Ruby
Publisher : Walden Pond Press
Release : 2017
ISBN : 9781536438963
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A debut entry in an alternate-history series depicts three kids who try to solve a modern-world puzzle and complete a treasure hunt laid into the streets and buildings of New York City.

The Cipher Garden

The Cipher Garden Book
Author : Martin Edwards
Publisher : Allison & Busby
Release : 2011-07-25
ISBN : 0749040750
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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I thought you were dead...' In the peaceful village of Old Sawrey, in the idyllic Lake District, Warren Howe is brutally slaughtered with his own scythe by a mysterious hooded figure. The police have several suspects, but there is insufficient evidence to make an arrest. Years later an anonymous tip-off sparks the interest of DCI Hannah Scarlett, who heads the local Cold Case Review Team. With the help of historian Daniel Kind, Hannah digs deeper in the quest for truth and discovers that, in Old Sawrey, old sins cast long shadows. Following the killer's trail, Hannah arrives at a shocking conclusion, one that will change lives forever.

American Cipher

American Cipher Book
Author : Matt Farwell,Michael Ames
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2019-03-12
ISBN : 0735221057
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The explosive narrative of the life, captivity, and trial of Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who was abducted by the Taliban and whose story has served as a symbol for America's foundering war in Afghanistan ”An unsettling and riveting book filled with the mysteries of human nature.” —Kirkus Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl left his platoon's base in eastern Afghanistan in the early hours of June 30, 2009. Since that day, easy answers to the many questions surrounding his case—why did he leave his post? What kinds of efforts were made to recover him from the Taliban? And why, facing a court martial, did he plead guilty to the serious charges against him?—have proved elusive. Taut in its pacing but sweeping in its scope, American Cipher is the riveting and deeply sourced account of the nearly decade-old Bergdahl quagmire—which, as journalists Matt Farwell and Michael Ames persuasively argue, is as illuminating an episode as we have as we seek the larger truths of how the United States lost its way in Afghanistan. The book tells the parallel stories of a young man's halting coming of age and a nation stalled in an unwinnable war, revealing the fallout that ensued when the two collided: a fumbling recovery effort that suppressed intelligence on Bergdahl's true location and bungled multiple opportunities to bring him back sooner; a homecoming that served to deepen the nation's already-vast political fissure; a trial that cast judgment on not only the defendant, but most everyone involved. The book's beating heart is Bergdahl himself—an idealistic, misguided soldier onto whom a nation projected the political and emotional complications of service. Based on years of exclusive reporting drawing on dozens of sources throughout the military, government, and Bergdahl's family, friends, and fellow soldiers, American Cipher is at once a meticulous investigation of government dysfunction and political posturing, a blistering commentary on America's presence in Afghanistan, and a heartbreaking story of a naïve young man who thought he could fix the world and wound up the tool of forces far beyond his understanding.

The Lost Cipher

The Lost Cipher Book
Author : Michael Oechsle
Publisher : Albert Whitman
Release : 2017-05-01
ISBN : 9780807580653
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Lucas has just lost his father in Afghanistan and to help him cope, his grandmother sends him to Camp Kawani. While there, he learns of the lost treasure of Thomas Jefferson Beale, a local legend of a hoard of gold buried in the mountains 200 years ago. The location is encrypted in a set of codes no one has ever been able to decipher. Lucas becomes obsessed with finding the gold to save his home and leads his newfound friends into a dangerous mission into the wilderness to uncover it.

The Moscow Cipher Ben Hope Book 17

The Moscow Cipher  Ben Hope  Book 17  Book
Author : Scott Mariani
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
Release : 2018-05-31
ISBN : 000748643X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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FROM THE #1 BESTSELLER ‘If you like your conspiracies twisty, your action bone-jarring, and your heroes impossibly dashing, then look no farther’ Mark Dawson

The Friar and the Cipher

The Friar and the Cipher Book
Author : Lawrence Goldstone,Nancy Goldstone
Publisher : Broadway Books
Release : 2005-02-15
ISBN : 0385515154
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A compulsively readable account of the most mysterious manuscript in the world, one that has stumped the world’s greatest scholars and codebreakers. The Voynich Manuscript, a mysterious tome discovered in 1912 by the English book dealer Wilfrid Michael Voynich, has puzzled scholars for a century. A small six inches by nine inches, but over two hundred pages long, with odd illustrations of plants, astrological diagrams, and naked women, it is written in so indecipherable a language and contains so complicated a code that mathematicians, book collectors, linguists, and historians alike have yet to solve the mysteries contained within. However, in The Friar and the Cipher, the acclaimed bibliophiles and historians Lawrence and Nancy Goldstone describe, in fascinating detail, the theory that Roger Bacon, the noted thirteenth-century, pre-Copernican astronomer, was its author and that the perplexing alphabet was written in his hand. Along the way, they explain the many proposed solutions that scholars have put forth and the myriad attempts at labeling the manuscript's content, from Latin or Greek shorthand to Arabic numerals to ancient Ukrainian to a recipe for the elixir of life to good old-fashioned gibberish. As we journey across centuries, languages, and countries, we meet a cast of impassioned characters and case-crackers, including, of course, Bacon, whose own personal scientific contributions, Voynich author or not, were literally and figuratively astronomical. The Friar and the Cipher is a wonderfully entertaining and historically wide-ranging book that is one part The Code Book, one part Possession, and one part The Da Vinci Code and will appeal to bibliophiles and laypeople alike.

The Code Cipher Book

The Code   Cipher Book Book
Author : Jane Sarnoff,Reynold Ruffins
Publisher : MacMillan Publishing Company
Release : 1975
ISBN : 9780684162195
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Text and illustrations introduce various codes and ciphers and give examples of their use throughout history.

The Block Cipher Companion

The Block Cipher Companion Book
Author : Lars R. Knudsen,Matthew Robshaw
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2011-10-25
ISBN : 364217342X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Block ciphers encrypt blocks of plaintext, messages, into blocks of ciphertext under the action of a secret key, and the process of encryption is reversed by decryption which uses the same user-supplied key. Block ciphers are fundamental to modern cryptography, in fact they are the most widely used cryptographic primitive – useful in their own right, and in the construction of other cryptographic mechanisms. In this book the authors provide a technically detailed, yet readable, account of the state of the art of block cipher analysis, design, and deployment. The authors first describe the most prominent block ciphers and give insights into their design. They then consider the role of the cryptanalyst, the adversary, and provide an overview of some of the most important cryptanalytic methods. The book will be of value to graduate and senior undergraduate students of cryptography and to professionals engaged in cryptographic design. An important feature of the presentation is the authors' exhaustive bibliography of the field, each chapter closing with comprehensive supporting notes.

The Code Book The Secrets Behind Codebreaking

The Code Book  The Secrets Behind Codebreaking Book
Author : Simon Singh
Publisher : Delacorte Press
Release : 2002-05-14
ISBN : 0375890122
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"As gripping as a good thriller." --The Washington Post Unpack the science of secrecy and discover the methods behind cryptography--the encoding and decoding of information--in this clear and easy-to-understand young adult adaptation of the national bestseller that's perfect for this age of WikiLeaks, the Sony hack, and other events that reveal the extent to which our technology is never quite as secure as we want to believe. Coders and codebreakers alike will be fascinated by history's most mesmerizing stories of intrigue and cunning--from Julius Caesar and his Caeser cipher to the Allies' use of the Enigma machine to decode German messages during World War II. Accessible, compelling, and timely, The Code Book is sure to make readers see the past--and the future--in a whole new way. "Singh's power of explaining complex ideas is as dazzling as ever." --The Guardian

Beirut Rules

Beirut Rules Book
Author : Fred Burton,Samuel Katz
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2018-10-23
ISBN : 1101987480
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the New York Times bestselling coauthors of Under Fire--the riveting story of the kidnapping and murder of CIA Station Chief William Buckley. After a deadly terrorist bombing at the American embassy in Lebanon in 1983, only one man inside the CIA possessed the courage and skills to rebuild the networks destroyed in the blast: William Buckley. But the new Beirut station chief quickly became the target of a young terrorist named Imad Mughniyeh. Beirut Rules is the pulse-by-pulse account of Buckley's abduction, torture, and murder at the hands of Hezbollah terrorists. Drawing on never-before-seen government documents as well as interviews with Buckley's co-workers, friends and family, Burton and Katz reveal how the relentless search for Buckley in the wake of his kidnapping ignited a war against terror that continues to shape the Middle East to this day.

Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct Book
Author : Smartypants Romance,April White
Publisher : Smartypants Romance
Release : 2019-10-15
ISBN : 194920202X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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** 2021 RWA Vivian Award Finalist - Romantic Suspense ** ** Finalist in the 2020 Next Generation Indie Book Awards ** “The slow-burn romance between Gabriel and Shane becomes delicious torture. This is a winner.” –Publishers Weekly Starred Review There are three things you need to know about Shane P.I. 1) P.I. is not her last name, it’s her job title, 2) Her specialty is catching cheaters, and 3) She’s a superhuman – kind of. Gabriel is a security expert for Cipher Security, and a former UN Peacekeeper with a fierce protective streak that finds its focus on the beautiful P.I. Their attraction is like an elephant in a room full of breakable things, and figuring out how to trust each other with their hearts, and maybe their lives, is the most fragile thing of all. 'Code of Conduct' is a full-length contemporary romantic suspense, can be read as a standalone, and is book#1 in the Cipher Security series, Knitting in the City World, Penny Reid Book Universe.

New Stream Cipher Designs

New Stream Cipher Designs Book
Author : Matthew Robshaw,Olivier Billet
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2008-07-16
ISBN : 354068350X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thequestion“Streamciphers:deadoralive?”wasposedbyAdiShamir.Intended to provokedebate,the questioncouldnot havebeen better, ormorestarkly,put. However,itwasnotShamir'sintentiontosuggestthatstreamciphersthemselves were obsolete; rather he was questioning whether stream ciphers of a dedicated designwererelevantnowthattheAESispervasivelydeployedandcanbeusedas a perfectly acceptablestreamcipher. To explore this question the eSTREAM Project was launched in 2004, part of the EU-sponsored ECRYPT Framework VI Network of Excellence. The goal of the project was to encourage academia and industry to consider the “dead stream cipher” and to explore what could be achieved with a dedicated design. Now, after several years of hard work, the project has come to a close and the 16 ciphers in the ?nal phase of eSTREAM are the subject of this book. The designers of all the ?nalist ciphers are to be congratulated. Regardless of whether a particular algorithm appears in the ?nal portfolio, in reaching the third phase of eSTREAM all the algorithms constitute a signi?cant milestone in the development of stream ciphers. However, in addition to thanking all designers, implementers, and crypt- alysts who participated in eSTREAM, this is a ?tting place to o?er thanks to some speci?c individuals.

The Cipher

The Cipher Book
Author : Molly Brodak
Publisher : LSU Press
Release : 2020-10-15
ISBN : 0807173975
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Molly Brodak’s The Cipher is a deft and unsparing study of the limits of knowledge and belief, and of what solace can be found within those limits. “We stand on the rim of the void,” Brodak writes. “We hold our little lamps of knowing / on the rim, and look in.” Drawing vividly from mathematics, Christianity, European history, urban life, and the natural world, these poems reveal a vision of contemporary experience that is at once luminous and centered on an unshakable emptiness. Wise, sharp, and sometimes devastating, The Cipher leads us through a world in which little can be trusted, takes its measure, and does not look away.

Java Security

Java Security Book
Author : Scott Oaks
Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Release : 2001-05-17
ISBN : 1449372112
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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One of Java's most striking claims is that it provides a secure programming environment. Yet despite endless discussion, few people understand precisely what Java's claims mean and how it backs up those claims. If you're a developer, network administrator or anyone else who must understand or work with Java's security mechanisms, Java Security is the in-depth exploration you need.Java Security, 2nd Edition, focuses on the basic platform features of Java that provide security--the class loader, the bytecode verifier, and the security manager--and recent additions to Java that enhance this security model: digital signatures, security providers, and the access controller. The book covers the security model of Java 2, Version 1.3, which is significantly different from that of Java 1.1. It has extensive coverage of the two new important security APIs: JAAS (Java Authentication and Authorization Service) and JSSE (Java Secure Sockets Extension). Java Security, 2nd Edition, will give you a clear understanding of the architecture of Java's security model and how to use that model in both programming and administration.The book is intended primarily for programmers who want to write secure Java applications. However, it is also an excellent resource for system and network administrators who are interested in Java security, particularly those who are interested in assessing the risk of using Java and need to understand how the security model works in order to assess whether or not Java meets their security needs.

To Catch a Spy

To Catch a Spy Book
Author : James M. Olson
Publisher : Georgetown University Press
Release : 2021-09-01
ISBN : 1647121671
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence, former Chief of CIA counterintelligence James M. Olson offers a wake-up call for the American public, showing how the US is losing the intelligence war and how our country can do a better job of protecting its national security and trade secrets.