Crypto means cryptography
The most important cryptography papers spanning the past, present, and future of cryptosystems & cryptology.
La Cryptographie Militaire
Auguste Kerckhoffs — Published January 1883
This paper is the origin of Kerckhoffs’ Principle which states that the security of a cryptosystem must lie in the choice of its keys only; everything else (including the algorithm itself) should be considered public knowledge.
The corollary of Kerckhoffs’ Principle is that a developer should only use cryptosystems about which everything is known. This is a first principle for us at Evervault.Download PDF