He Basically Secured The Internet: Peter Montgomery, RIP

Much of the core security of our current world is built on the amazing work done by individuals in the 1980s. It is to Ron Rivest (including RSA, digital signatures, and MD5), Adi Shamir (including RSA, Shamir Sharing, Cryptoanalysis, and Zero-Knowledge Proofs), Whitfield Diffie (the Diffie-Hellman method), Ralph Merkle (Merkle Trees) and many others, that we turn to for our core security.

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Prof Bill Buchanan OBE

Professor of Cryptography. Serial innovator. Believer in fairness, justice & freedom. Based in Edinburgh. Old World Breaker. New World Creator. Building trust.