Happy 25th birthday to the world wide web! It's difficult to imagine the first public website was launched just 25 years ago in 1991. For most people, it's hard to think about our lives without the internet.

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Chrome Takes on Quantum Computers

by Gene Carter on July 25, 2016 at 11:36 AM

Recently, Google announced they are testing a quantum resistant cryptographic algorithm for the Chrome browser, specifically the new Canary version used for experimentation. If you are unfamiliar with quantum resistant...

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which is part of the US Department of Commerce, recently released a Report on Post-Quantum Cryptography. In the report, they review the threat posed by quantum...

Your Best Kept Secrets Aren't Really Secrets

by Gene Carter on February 18, 2016 at 11:11 AM

"I use a FIPS-140 approved cryptographic module, so my communications are safe." This is a statement we hear quite often and it is true - as long as those communications only need to remain secret for a short time. There...

When will Quantum Computers Arrive?

by Gene Carter on January 27, 2016 at 8:44 AM

If you have been following my blogs over the past few months, you’ll know there has been a flurry of activity around quantum computing. An overwhelming consensus now exists that quantum computers of sufficient strength to...

If you have been following any of my posts over the past few months, you'll already know that there have been a flurry of recent quantum computing and quantum-resistant cryptography announcements from the NSA, Google, and...

New Voices Warn of Quantum Computing Threat

by Gene Carter on September 29, 2015 at 2:18 PM

At Security Innovation, we have been warning customers of the threat of quantum computers towards public key infrastructure (PKI) and asymmetric cryptography for many years. We warn our customers of the significant impact on...

Researchers Predict “Cryptopolypse”

by Ed Adams on November 26, 2013 at 8:33 AM

It's Already Here, Folks...

At the 2013 Black Hat conference, researchers declared that the math for cracking encryption algorithms could soon become so efficient that it will render the RSA crypto algorithm obsolete.  This,...