Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

2023 Cryptology News Update and Historical Vignette

Date and Time

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm


Online at Jitsi


Bill Ricker - bill.n1vux gmail com


Bill's annual crypto and security roundup


Bill's planned agenda:
  • Cryptology News review for last 12 months
  • Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQC) and its impact on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI)
  • Historical Vignette - Philips PX-1000Cr - NSA and the consumer (1980s)

Meeting Notes


  1. (wikipedia) Post-quantum cryptography
  2. Post-Quantum Cryptography Conference (Friday March 3, 2023 - Ottawa, Canada)
  3. How to Prepare Your PKI for Quantum Computing (April 28, 2022)
  4. (podcast) Root Causes 286: PKI and PQC in New White House Cybersecurity Initiative (Mar 16, 2023)

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