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September 27, 2008

Credit where it’s due

srikanth @ 7:42 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1222544528 ) Play

Identify everyone and connect with fundae.

(Yes, I’m using this image yet again. I think Dev is planning on maintaining a stats page on this photo alone :-))

(Edit: Fixed images. *sigh*, looks like i mixed them up again.)

Cracked by akhi , joe , nihit , Dibyo , udupendra , Achilles , mandakhawke and Goyal.

Answer:

  1. Cliff Cocks, came up with RSA before R-S and A themselves did
  2. Malcolm J Williamson, came up with the Diffie-Hellman key exchange technique before Diffie, Merkle and Hellman

Cocks and Williamson were both part of GCHQ, who kept their algorithms secret to give them an edge in the war (or some other such pointless reason). RSA and Diffie-Hellman came up with the same things independently, and made a packet.

Cocks and Williamson were also contemporaries in education. Check Goyal’s answer for that info.


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