Don’t secure the internet, it needs crime: Whitfield Diffie

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While many people see securing the internet as a means to stopping cybercrime, former vice president for information security and cryptography at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Whitfield Diffie thinks that internet crime may be necessary.

Diffie, who spoke at the Australian Information Security Association’s National Conference 2012 in Sydney this week, is better known for his contribution to the cryptography community by devising with Martin Hellman and Ralph Merkle the Diffie-Hellman public key exchange method.

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