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IDG Contributor Network: Quantum computing breakthrough renews concerns of cybersecurity...

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Aug 21, 2015.

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    The term "cryptopocalypse" was probably first coined at the Black Hat USA information security convention in 2013.

    A talk presented by four security and technology experts at the show explored cryptographic weaknesses and attempted to answer the hypothetical question: "What happens the day after RSA is broken?"

    RSA is a widely used public-key cryptosystem used in digital signatures.

    The answer, they determined then, was: "almost total failure of trust in the Internet," for one thing. The reason? Almost everything we do on the Internet is in some way protected by cryptography.

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