NIST Calls For Submissions Of Quantum-Proof Encryption Algorithms As Threat Of Quantum Computers Looms Closer

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Only way to is to upgrade to quantum based encryption, because any digital based encryption to can't be quantum hacked is going to be so cumbersome, so resource intensive it will be unable by mainstream digital computers.

Just think of how many rotors an enigma machine would need to be digital proof.
 

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I await your article disputing NIST's current stance on the issue. Also there's no reason CPUs won't continue to have blocks hardcoded to greatly accelerate specific algorithms.
 

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Lucian, I have to just give props to you for the many, many security related articles you've brought to the front that I've seen in the last 2-3 years. I only started following Tom's back then. I know security specialists that haven't always known some of the things you've covered.

That being said this isn't one of them, however, I first heard of some of these potential vulnerabilities about 6-10 years ago and have been trying to inform people that the tech they know and are familiar with has no real chance against true quantum computing and Scott Bakula has nothing to do with it. It may not be next week, month or year, but we are getting to a point where true quantum computing will happen. The ramifications of this technology is only understood on a surface level but at least some have an awareness on the security level.
 

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You can accelerate conventional cryptography based on digital computers all you want, it still doesn't change the fundamental fact that all conventional crypto attacks rely on some brute force with partial factorization to reduce the effort between key collisions. With quantum computers however, the collision search speed is orders of magnitude faster thanks to the ability to potentially evaluate thousands of superposed states at once and that's what is threatening all conventional crypto currently in use. A brute force attack which used to take 10+ years with traditional ASICs will only take a few days with a quantum crypto breaker.
 
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