[opensource] Brute Force book signing

Jim Dinan dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu
Tue Nov 14 23:22:24 EST 2006


What:  Matt Curtin speaks about his role in breaking DES Encryption
When:  7:00PM Friday
Where: Barnes & Noble, 1598 N. High Street

Just a quick reminder that Matt Curtin (the open source club's first
advisor!) will be giving his book signing this Friday.  You don't need
to own the book, nor are you expected to buy it.  It's a great chance to
go and hear Matt talk about breaking the Government's encryption
standard!  Especially for those who didn't get to see him when he
visited us last year.

We'll be forming a group to attend this event so please respond (via
mailing list/email, newsgroup is still broken) if you'd like to join us!

Hope to see you there,
 -Jim.

Jim Dinan wrote:
> 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.

-- 
James Dinan <dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu>

Graduate RA - Computer Science and Engineering
              The Ohio State University


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