Cryptographer Adi Shamir Prevented from Attending NSA History Conference

Adi Shamir (the S in RSA) was not allowed by NSA to attend a conference where he was going to present a paper about Nash’s asymmetric key algorithm.

I don’t attribute to malice that which can be explained by bureaucracy.

But this one seems suspicious. I would like to know what was inside Adi’s paper. Perhaps it had something about crypt analysis for RSA. And the NSA having known this beforehand didn’t want people to know.

Or perhaps, the NSA has something for American cryptographers eyes only.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s