[opensource] Brute Force book signing

Jim Dinan dinan at cse.ohio-state.edu
Tue Nov 14 23:25:56 EST 2006

I also have some posters for the event so let me know if you can help
hang any up.


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.

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