1993-01-19 - Q: What’s happening in cryptography?

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From: Eric Fogleman <Eric.Fogleman@analog.com>
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1993-01-19 18:48:46 UTC
Raw Date: Tue, 19 Jan 93 10:48:46 PST

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From: Eric Fogleman <Eric.Fogleman@analog.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 93 10:48:46 PST
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Q: What's happening in cryptography?
Message-ID: <9301191846.AA21685@ack.adstest.analog.com>
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I'm interested in finding out what is currently happening in
cryptography.  My (basement-level) knowledge of it has come from heavy
mathematics-oriented texts; these books and articles make it seem as
though all of the work in cryptography is done by Ph.Ds at
universities.  I suspect that's not the whole story...


- What companies, universities are doing work in cryptography?  Are
there people who get paid to "do cryptography" that don't work for the
NSA?  If so, where do they work?

- Does cryptography fall under mathematics or computer science at most

- Are the real developments in cryptographic algorithms coming from the
universities, from companies or from cypherpunks?

- Any suggestions on what to read, who to talk to, what to experiment
with to move up from basement-level knowledge of cryptography?

Eric Fogleman