Ian Avrum Goldberg
|Born||March 31, 1973|
|Known for||Off-the-Record Messaging|
|Institutions||University of Waterloo|
|Thesis||"A Pseudonymous Communications Infrastructure for the Internet" (2000)|
|Doctoral advisor||Eric Brewer|
Ian Avrum Goldberg (born March 31, 1973) is a cryptographer and cypherpunk. He is best known for breaking Netscape's implementation of SSL (with David Wagner), and for his role as chief scientist of Radialpoint (formerly Zero Knowledge Systems), a Canadian software company. Goldberg is currently a professor at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, within the University of Waterloo. He was formerly Tor Project board of directors chairman, and is one of the designers of off the record messaging.
He attended high school at the University of Toronto Schools, graduating in 1991. In 1995, he received a B.Math from the University of Waterloo in pure mathematics and computer science. He obtained a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in December 2000. His thesis was entitled A Pseudonymous Communications Infrastructure for the Internet. His advisor was Eric Brewer.
As a high school student, Goldberg was a member of Canada's team to the International Math Olympiad from 1989 to 1991, where he received a bronze, silver, and gold medal respectively. He was also a member of University of Waterloo team that won the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest in 1994. In 1998, Wired Magazine chose him as a member of the "Wired 25". In 2011 he won the EFF Pioneer Award.
Work in cryptography
In 2009 Goldberg was co-author of the Sphinx Mix Format  which is nowadays implemented with the extension of a per hop payload to increase the privacy of payer and payee while routing Bitcoin payments through the Lightning Network.
Notes and references
- Ian Goldberg (1995-09-18). "Netscape SSL implementation cracked!". Newsgroup: hks.lists.cypherpunks. Retrieved 2006-09-12.
- "Tor Project, a Digital Privacy Group, Reboots With New Board". Retrieved 2016-07-13.
- "Tor Project Board of Directors". Tor Project. Retrieved January 26, 2015.
- "Wayback Machine" (PDF). 30 October 2001.
- "International Mathematical Olympiad: Hall of fame".
- "1993-94 18th Annual ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest Final Report". 2002-04-01. Archived from the original on 2011-01-02.
- "The Wired 25". Wired. 6 (11). November 1998. Retrieved 2006-10-30.
- "EFF Celebrates the 2011 Pioneer Award Winners". Retrieved 10 December 2011.
- "The Cypherpunks Who Cracked Netscape". people.eecs.berkeley.edu.
- Nikita Borisov; Ian Goldberg; David Wagner (2001). "Intercepting Mobile Communications: The Insecurity of 802.11" (PDF). Retrieved 2006-09-12.
- "(In)Security of the WEP algorithm". www.isaac.cs.berkeley.edu.
- Neal Stephenson (1999). Cryptonomicon. New York: Avon Books. p. Acknowledgements. ISBN 978-0-380-97346-0.
- "Sphinx: A Compact and Provably Secure Mix Format" (PDF). cypherpunks.ca/~iang/.
- "Basics Of Lightning Technology #4: Onion Routing Protocol". www.github.com/lightningnetwork/lightning-rfc.
- Ian Goldberg's website at the University of California, Berkeley
- Ian Goldberg at the David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science
- Ian Goldberg's publications
- Experience With Top Gun Wingman: A Proxy-Based Graphical Web Browser for the 3Com PalmPilot  
- Wingman: A web browser created for the Palm Pilot PDA