The microblog: 2022.04.13 19:07:26

2022.04.13 19:07:26 (1514289169895329792) from Daniel J. Bernstein:

I've realized that my previous tweet could be viewed as unfair to all the other smart people who went to work for IDA/CCR: e.g., Buhler (co-developed general NFS; Pollard NFS factored only special N), Gordon (first dlog version of NFS), and Miller (ECC, independently of Koblitz).


2022.04.13 15:53:22 (1514240328751935490) from Daniel J. Bernstein:

Levchin prize at RWC 2022 to Coppersmith for foundational innovations in cryptanalysis. Now try to imagine how much Coppersmith contributed to secret attacks in the two decades after he moved from IBM to the Center for Communications Research at IDA, an NSA consulting company.