Crypto man

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Crypto man

Whitfield Diffie made his name in encryption back in the 1970s, paving the way for modern e-commerce. Andy Coote learns more about his early work and hears his predictions for web services and grid computing

Not many people get their names enshrined in computing parlance. The Turing test, Moore's law and Metcalfe's law come to mind, but the list is small. So Whitfield Diffie, CSO at Sun Microsystems and co-creator of the Diffie-Hellman key exchange method, which arguably underpins worldwide ...

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