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> I wish I knew more about encryption. Unfortunately it isn't a very accessible area, even if you have a degree in CS you aren't really qualified to even touch the stuff, you need a maths degree at the very least.

A good Number Theory course will cover much of the basics of the common asymmetric encryption systems. You don't need to do a whole Maths degree on top of a CompSci degree (although I've done exactly that).

But before that, I'd definitely recommend Schneier's Applied Cryptography.

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