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Cryptographer Adi Shamir Prevented from Attending Nsa History Conference


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Cryptographer Ari Shamir, the "S" in the RSA public key algorithm.

Israeli cryptographer Ari Shamir won't be attending the 2013 Cryptologic History Symposium sponsored by the U.S. National Security Agency.

Credit: Starnostar.com

In this email message to colleagues, Israeli cryptographer Adi Shamir recounts the difficulties he faced in getting a visa to attend the 2013 Cryptologic History Symposium sponsored by the National Security Agency. Adi Shamir is the "S" in the RSA public-key algorithm and is "one of the finest cryptologists in the world today," according to historian David Kahn. For the reasons described below, Dr. Shamir will not be there.

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