Friday, July 08, 2016

Google Tests New Crypto in Chrome to Fend Off Quantum Attacks | WIRED

Behold "'post-quantum' crypto;" see Experimenting with Post-Quantum Cryptography (Google Security Blog) for details
"For anyone who cares about Internet security and encryption, the advent of practical quantum computing looms like the Y2K bug in the 1990s, a countdown to an unpredictable event that might just break everything. The concern: hackers and intelligence agencies could use advanced quantum attacks to crack current encryption techniques and learn, well, anything they want. Now Google is starting the slow, hard work of preparing for that future, beginning with a web browser designed to keep your secrets even when they’re attacked by a quantum computer more powerful than any the world has seen."
Google Tests New Crypto in Chrome to Fend Off Quantum Attacks | WIRED
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