What is best resources to learn cryptography for a beginner?

What is best resources to learn cryptography for a beginner?
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#1

I want to learn basics of cryptography.
What are the best resources available.


#2

Check out the book Serious Cryptography: A Practical Introduction to Modern Encryption by Jean-Philippe Aumasson (twitter. com/veorq).

Some reviews available on Amazon and one on the RSAConference blog.

I haven’t read the book but I’ve seen it mentioned a couple of times.


#3

You may want to start with some tasks to break cryptography: https://cryptopals.com/

Read this blog post first The Matasano Crypto Challenges for an introduction.

There is also a video at Black Hat about them: (not the best video, but hey…)