Ian Avrum Goldberg (born March 31, 1973) is a cryptographer and cypherpunk. He is best known for breaking Netscape's implementation of SSL (with David Wagner), and for his role as chief scientist of Radialpoint (formerly Zero Knowledge Systems), a Canadian software company. Goldberg is currently a professor at the School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo. He was formerly Tor Project board of directors chairman, and is one of the designers of off the record messaging.
|Ian Avrum Goldberg|
|Born||March 31, 1973|
University of California, Berkeley |
University of Waterloo
|Known for||Off-the-Record Messaging|
|Doctoral advisor||Eric Brewer|
He attended high school at the University of Toronto Schools, graduating in 1991. In 1995, he received a B.Math from the University of Waterloo in pure mathematics and computer science. He obtained a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in December 2000. His thesis was entitled A Pseudonymous Communications Infrastructure for the Internet. His advisor was Eric Brewer.
As a high school student, Goldberg was a member of Canada's team to the International Math Olympiad from 1989 to 1991, where he received a bronze, silver, and gold medal respectively. He was also a member of University of Waterloo team that won the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest in 1994. In 1998, Wired Magazine chose him as a member of the "Wired 25". In 2011 he won the EFF Pioneer Award.
Work in cryptographyEdit
In 1995, Goldberg with David Wagner discovered a flaw in the random number generator used for temporary key generation in the SSL implementation of Netscape Navigator.
Notes and referencesEdit
- Ian Goldberg (1995-09-18). "Netscape SSL implementation cracked!". Newsgroup: hks.lists.cypherpunks. Retrieved 2006-09-12.
- "Tor Project, a Digital Privacy Group, Reboots With New Board". Retrieved 2016-07-13.
- "Tor Project Board of Directors". Tor Project. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
- "Dr. Ian's PhD Thesis". 30 October 2001.
- "Wayback Machine" (PDF). 30 October 2001.
- Ian Avrum Goldberg (2000-12-21). "A Pseudonymous Communications Infrastructure for the Internet" (PDF).
- "International Mathematical Olympiad: Hall of fame".
- "1993-94 18th Annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest Final Report". 2002-04-01. Archived from the original on 2011-01-02.
- "The Wired 25". Wired. 6 (11). November 1998. Retrieved 2006-10-30.
- "EFF Celebrates the 2011 Pioneer Award Winners". Retrieved 10 December 2011.
- "The Cypherpunks Who Cracked Netscape". people.eecs.berkeley.edu.
- "Security Flaw Is Discovered In Software Used in Shopping". people.eecs.berkeley.edu.
- "Discovery of Internet Flaws Is Setback for On-Line Trade". people.eecs.berkeley.edu.
- "Cypherpunks". people.eecs.berkeley.edu.
- "The New Watchdogs of Digital Commerce". people.eecs.berkeley.edu.
- "Good thing we're not `bad guys,' say code-cracking grad students". people.eecs.berkeley.edu.
- "The up and comers". people.eecs.berkeley.edu.
- "Net scoop". people.eecs.berkeley.edu.
- Nikita Borisov; Ian Goldberg; David Wagner (2001). "Intercepting Mobile Communications: The Insecurity of 802.11" (PDF). Retrieved 2006-09-12.
- "(In)Security of the WEP algorithm". www.isaac.cs.berkeley.edu.
- Neal Stephenson (1999). Cryptonomicon. New York: Avon Books. p. Acknowledgements. ISBN 0-380-97346-4.
- Ian Goldberg's personal website
- Ian Goldberg at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
- Experience With Top Gun Wingman: A Proxy-Based Graphical Web Browser for the 3Com PalmPilot