Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Trust the World's Fastest VPN with Your Internet Security & Freedom - A Lifetime Subscription of PureVPN at 88% off. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. ×

Submission + - Len Sassaman has passed away (boingboing.net) 1

yerktoader writes: Len Sassaman, cypherpunk, cryptographer, privacy advocate and life long sufferer of depression has committed suicide at 31. Len frequently appeared at DEF CON; was a co-founder of CodeCon with BitTorrent's Bram Cohen and co-creator of the Zimmermann–Sassaman key-signing protocol; worked at Network Associates on PGP and contributed to OpenPGP and GNU Privacy Guard; was a senior systems engineer and security architect for Anonymizer; a member of the Shmoo Group and organized protests in response to the arrest of Dmitry Sklyarov.

Len counted amongst his friends and associates Bram Cohen, Werner Koch, Dan Kaminsky and Phil Zimmermann. He is survived by his wife, noted programmer, sci-fi author and Boing-Boing contributor, technologist and bio-hacker Meredith L. Patterson.

Memorials and coverage also available at YCombinator, Apache.Be and Hack In The Box.

This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Len Sassaman has passed away

Comments Filter:

If I'd known computer science was going to be like this, I'd never have given up being a rock 'n' roll star. -- G. Hirst

Working...