[opensource] Brute Force book signing

Jim Dinan dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu
Wed Nov 8 09:21:53 EST 2006


As the anniversary of one of the most significant code breaks in US
history approaches, OSU Lecturer Matt Curtin will conduct a discussion
and book signing of his latest book and chronicle of the event, Brute
Force: Cracking the Data Encryption Standard.  The event takes place
on Friday 17 November at 7pm, at Barnes & Noble the Ohio State
University Book Store 1598 N High St Columbus, OH 43201.

Brute Force is the story of how the global standard for data
encryption was broken by a group of hobbyists, cryptographers, and
civil libertarians in 1997, even as Congress debated whether to relax
or to increase restrictions on the use of cryptography by American
companies and private citizens.  Written by Matt Curtin, one of the
project's coordinators, Brute Force tells what happened behind the
scenes in the first-ever public break of a DES message, an event that
changed the use of cryptography online forever.



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