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History of Public Key Cryptography

  • James Ellis, from British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). Concept of public key encryption, 1969.
  • Ralph Merkle, “Secure communication over insecure channels”, 1982.
  • Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman, “New Directions in Cryptography”, 1976.
  • Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir, and Leonard Adleman, the RSA cryptosystem, 1978.
  • Ralph Merkle and Martin Hellman, Knapsack cryptosystem, 1978.

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