Interview with Peter Gutmann
I probably first met Peter Gutmann at a USENIX Security conference. I really don’t remember which one, but Peter was also a friend of an acquaintance, which led to the usual social lunches during conferences.
Peter seemed like an “odd bird,” and he’s actually a Kiwi, a person from New Zealand, making that part true enough. But I always enjoyed talking with him.
I recently had read some of his postings about the failure of a very prominent crypto library (think Heartbleed) and thought now would be a good time for an interview, one that would allow me to ask some questions about programming and cryptography, and get answers that I felt most people would understand.