can someone recommend a cryptography book? is it possible to have a good understanding of it without having a math(s) degree? i just want to learn the basics to start. i was looking at those hashes in the other thread here, are they probably salted because they're all the same length? and i listened to security now, Gibson said WEP used a good entropic algorithm, but it uses the first bytes it produces and that made it weak, is he talking about hashing chains there? that's the kind of stuff i want to understand.