Tuesday, May 10, 2016

NIST has announced that it will begin work on a new asymmetric cryptographic algorithm that is resistant to attack by quantum computers (https://www.schneier.com/).

Much of the Internet is currently secured by asymmetric cryptography (https://support.microsoft.com/).  Quantum computers, currently in their infancy, will eventually be able to break current asymmetric cryptography putting large parts of Internet commerce in jeopardy.

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