The Atlantic supplies a brief and cogent explanation of the principles of public-key encryption. It seems like a miracle that two parties that have never communicated before can communicate secretly, but as Whit Diffie and Martin Hellman discovered in 1975, they can, and with a protocol simple enough to fit on a bar napkin. Now if we could only get people to use the stuff…

Aaron Haspel | Posted September 6, 2002 @ 10:53 AM | General

2 Responses to “Public-Key Encryption for Dummies”

  1. 1 1. krishnachaitanya

    i want the encrypted key for decrepting the dummies books

  2. 2 2. chutiyaprasad

    @krishnachaitanya: Buy the book and you will have it. 😀

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