Secret Sharing with Public Key Crypto

Video Notes

Martin Hellman, co-author of the Diffie-Hellman public-key algorithm, wrote an article  describing public-key cryptography for Scientific American (paywalled).

Steven Levy’s book Crypto provides an entertaining history of public-key cryptography through 2001.

Vimeo Description

Public key crypto lets us share secret information with other devices on the Internet, without letting eavesdroppers listen in.

Video notes:

Video #4 describes SSL/TLS (Transport Layer Security)

The previous video explains the eavesdropping problem

See the entire Cryptosmith series in its album

The video series Grade School Crypto provides additional background information