Thirty years on, cryptography still too hard to use?

    Date31 Oct 2006
    CategoryCryptography
    5603
    Posted ByBenjamin D. Thomas
    US government controls held back cryptography in the past, but today, it's usability that blocks adoption, a panel of experts said on Thursday. At an event in Mountain View, California, celebrating 30 years of public key cryptography, several top minds in the field gathered for a trip down memory lane. Over the years, public key cryptography has grown from an idea in a paper published by Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman, both present at the event, to technology used in everyday transactions on the web.

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