Who first formulated communication security in terms of the "man in the middle" attacks?

The earliest source I have so far is:

Larsen, Gerald H. “Software: A Qualitative Assessment, or The Man in the Middle Speaks Back.” Datamation 19 (November 1973): 60-6.

  • 1
    Why do you want to know? There are a few ways to answer your question. – schroeder Jan 9 '15 at 23:28
  • I am writing a book on the history of computing and communications. – denten Jan 10 '15 at 17:37

After a couple minutes in Google, I find that Leslie Lamport appears to be the first to talk about MitM analysis in terms of communication security.

The work was published in 1981, but there is evidence of his thoughts on the matter as early as 1979.

First published work describing the ideas: here.

Now that I've done your homework for you, will you share the grade you get with me?

  • 1
    All students that I know are not in school at the moment ;) – cutrightjm Jan 9 '15 at 23:57

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.