IT - Encryption

Chaos & Order: The Keys To Quantum-Proof Encryption
Dark Reading, February 12th, 2020
The implications of chaos form the basis of a new approach to encryption that promises quantum-proof perfect secrecy. But first, your current crypto needs some tidying up

"The specter of quantum-powered cyberattacks that can break even the most powerful encryption algorithms looms ever-larger and ever-darker. Chances are, nation-state attackers will be equipped with quantum computing long before the average enterprise has rolled it out. Future-thinking organizations wonder what to do now to defend themselves from that inevitability..."

Certificate authority misuse, MiTM attacks, and problems with cryptographic key handling are now of serious concern to enterprise firms

"Enterprise companies are struggling to contain the security and control implications of using multiple cryptographic keys and digital certificates, new research suggests.

On Tuesday, Keyfactor and the Ponemon Institute released the 2020 "The Impact of Unsecured Digital Identities" report, which examines how cryptographic keys and certificates are handled in enterprise environments.

Responses from over 600 IT and cybersecurity executives from organizations in the US and Canada were collected and analyzed across 14 industries..."


WhatsApp Tops 2 Billion Users Worldwide
CNET, February 12th, 2020
The Facebook-owned messaging app says it's committed to strong encryption

"Messaging app WhatsApp has hit 2 billion users, the company said in a blog post Wednesday.

The app, which is owned by Facebook, is end-to-end encrypted. It was founded in 2009 and bought by Facebook in 2014..."

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