The race to save the Internet from quantum hackers


The race to avoid wasting the Web from quantum hackers, learn by Benjamin Thompson.

Nearly every part we do on the Web is made doable by cryptographic algorithms, which scramble our information to guard our privateness. Nonetheless, this privateness may very well be below menace. If quantum computer systems attain their potential these machines may crack present encryption techniques — leaving our on-line information weak.

To restrict the injury of this so known as ‘Q-day’, researchers are racing to develop new cryptographic techniques, able to withstanding a quantum assault.

That is an audio model of our function: The race to avoid wasting the Web from quantum hackers

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