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Whitfield Diffie

Joe Mullin, ars technica, Newegg trial: Crypto legend takes the stand, goes for knockout punch, here.

“We’ve heard a good bit in this courtroom about public key encryption,” said Albright. “Are you familiar with that?

“Yes, I am,” said Diffie, in what surely qualified as the biggest understatement of the trial.

“And how is it that you’re familiar with public key encryption?”

“I invented it.”

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