Encryption meant to protect against quantum hackers is easily cracked

Rainbow, an algorithm that was supposed to protect data from hacking by quantum computers, has been defeated using a standard laptop Technology 8 March 2022 By Matthew Sparkes Encrypted data might be vulnerable to quantum computer hackers SERGII IAREMENKO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Alamy ONE of three cryptography algorithms vying to become a global standard against the looming security … Read more

Encryption: Computers can use memory chips as source of random numbers

Random numbers – a vital part of encryption – are hard for computers to generate, but a new trick turns memory chips into a source of random noise Technology 11 January 2022 By Matthew Sparkes A DRAM memory chip on a circuit board B Christopher / Alamy Computers struggle to create randomness, but a new … Read more