- Paul Kocher
name = Paul C. Kocher
birth_date = Birth date and age|1973|6|11|df=y
work_institution = Cryptography Research, Inc.
known_for = SSL v3.0,
Differential Power Analysis, Timing Attacks, Brute force hardware
Among his most significant achievements are the development of
timing attacks that can break online implementations of RSA, DSA and fixed-exponent Diffie-Hellmanunder certain circumstances, as well as the co-development of power analysisand differential power analysis. He also contributed to the design of Deep Crack, a DES brute-force key search machine. He was one of the architects of the Secure Sockets Layer(SSL) 3.0 protocol, a cryptographic protocol for secure communications on the Internet.
Kocher grew up in
Oregon. He received a bachelor's degree in biologyfrom Stanford Universityin 1991, where he worked part-time with Martin Hellman.
* [http://www.cryptography.com/company/Paul-Kocher.html Kocher's page on Cryptography Research, Inc.'s site]
* [http://interviews.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=03/03/27/1357236 Slashdot interview with Kocher]
* [http://news.com.com/The+crypto+whiz/2008-7355_3-5201504.html C-net interview with Kocher]
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