Quantum computers will break encryption ZDNet’s Tonya Hall asks Jason Hart, chief technology officer of data protection at Gemalto, about breaking encryption through quantum computing. With a certain amount of inevitability, governments on both sides of the Atlantic are taking another swing at one of the technologies they really love to hate — encryption. Late last month, US attorney general William Barr warned that the use of end-to-end encryption — which he described as ‘warrant-proof’ encryption — “allows criminals to operate with impunity, hiding their activities under an impenetrable cloak of secrecy.” Security I installed Verizon’s free junk call blocker and it seems to kind of help The end of snail mail: Our mail carrier robbed us and now the USPS is dead to me Top 10 security extensions for Google Chrome Def Con and Black Hat 2019: Enterprise security is stronger than ever (ZDNet YouTube) The era of the $200 security camera is over (CNET) Data breaches increased 54% in 2019 so far (TechRepublic) Similarly, the UK’s new home secretary Priti Patel has more recently criticised the use of end-to-end encryption by messaging services like Facebook’s WhatsApp. “Where systems are deliberately designed using end-to-end encryption which prevents any form of access to content, no matter what crimes that may enable, we must act,” she said. “This is not an abstract debate: Facebook’s recently announced plan to apply end-to-end encryption across its messaging platforms presents significant challenges which we must work collaboratively to address,” Patel added. Patel didn’t indicate how… [Read full story]
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