RSA encryption patent to be cracked

— 12:40 AM on January 24, 2000

Or perhaps I should say expire. This ZDNet article gives the scoop. The patent expires on September 20 of this year, and reverts to the public domain. That should result in a substantial price drop for encryption software, as well as incorporation of the technology in a number of products that didn't have it before. Paranoia will reign supreme. OK, I might've made up that last bit.

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