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One small step for electrons, one giant leap for quantum computers

September 27, 2019

Quantum computing has the potential to revolutionize technology, medicine, and science by providing faster and more efficient processors,…
Study: ‘Traffic light’ brings quantum waves to a halt

September 18, 2019

Stop! In the name of quantum science and engineering. The familiar refrain relates to a new achievement in…
Cyber security of Connected Autonomous Vehicles trialled

September 16, 2019

The privacy and security of data in CAVs has been improved thanks to WMG, University of Warwick who…
TAU and Technion Researchers Wrest Control of One of World’s Most Secure PLCs

August 12, 2019

Cybersecurity researchers at Tel Aviv University and the Technion Institute of Technology have discovered critical vulnerabilities in the Siemens S7…
Researchers create a ‘universal entangler’ for new quantum tech

February 28, 2019

One of the key concepts in quantum physics is entanglement, in which two or more quantum systems become…
Cryptographic protocol enables greater collaboration in drug discovery

October 19, 2018

MIT researchers have developed a cryptographic system that could help neural networks identify promising drug candidates in massive…
Surprising hidden order unites prime numbers and crystal-like materials

September 7, 2018

The researchers found a surprising similarity between the sequence of primes over long stretches of the number line…
Quantum bugs, meet your new swatter

August 21, 2018

A Rice University computer scientist and his colleagues have proposed a method to accelerate and simplify the imposing…
Protecting confidentiality in genomic studies

May 8, 2018

Genome-wide association studies, which look for links between particular genetic variants and incidence of disease, are the basis…
NIST Issues First Call for “Lightweight Cryptography” to Protect Small Electronics

April 19, 2018

Cryptography experts at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are kicking off an effort to protect…
NIST Releases Updates for Cryptographic Key-Establishment Recommendations

April 18, 2018

NIST has updated two publications on cryptographic key-establishment schemes—procedures that result in secret keying material being shared among…
MD5 Critical Infrastructure Hackathon seeking participants

March 29, 2018

MD5, the Department of Defense’s technology accelerator, will hold one of Colorado’s biggest hackathons of the year on…
US Government Launches Effort to Prevent Quantum Hacking

December 23, 2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) had published a request on Wednesday for nominations of new…
Novel physical technique that may have applicability to future nuclear disarmament agreements

September 21, 2016

A system that can compare physical objects while potentially protecting sensitive information about the objects themselves has been…
NIST Kicks Off Effort to Defend Encrypted Data from Quantum Computer Threat

April 29, 2016

If an exotic quantum computer is invented that could break the codes we depend on to protect confidential…
Laser technique promises super-fast and super-secure quantum cryptography

April 7, 2016

Researchers have developed a new method to overcome one of the main issues in implementing a quantum cryptography…
A basis for all cryptography

October 29, 2015

“Indistinguishability obfuscation” is a powerful concept that would yield provably secure versions of every cryptographic system we’ve ever…
Introducing Wireless Spyware — in a Pita

August 4, 2015

The list of paranoia-inducing threats to your computer’s security grows daily: Keyloggers, trojans, infected USB sticks, ransomware —…
One step closer to secure Internet communication

June 4, 2015

Every day, most of us transmit personal data over the Internet. Secure communication is thus an absolute necessity.…
New approach uses “twisted light” to increase the efficiency of quantum cryptography systems

March 24, 2015

Researchers at the University of Rochester and their collaborators have developed a way to transfer 2.05 bits per…
Attack on classical cryptography system raises security questions

December 18, 2014

How secure is completely secure? In the world of secure communication, a scheme may be completely secure until…
LLNL develops uncrackable code for nuclear weapons

November 24, 2014

Mark Hart, a scientist and engineer in Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) Defense Technologies Division, has been awarded…
Calculating encryption schemes’ theoretical security guarantees eases comparison, improvement

October 30, 2014

Most modern cryptographic schemes rely on computational complexity for their security. In principle, they can be cracked, but…
Chrome to start sunsetting SHA-1 hash algorithm

September 10, 2014

Modern cryptography amounts to nothing without authentication. That is, if an eavesdropper can alter the ciphertext in such…
Google’s E2E developers propose a new way to share crypto keys

August 29, 2014

In June, Google released an alpha version of its End-to-End (E2E) e-mail encryption extension for Chrome browser. E2E…
Should PGP cryptography die?

August 19, 2014

Just as Google built end-to-end, an e-mail encryption extension, and Yahoo announced their plans to support end-to-end encryption…
Extracting secret crypto keys by human touch

August 13, 2014

As it was noted by a known infosec expert Thomas Ptacek, the truth about modern real-world cryptography is…
Extremist organizations slowly changing their privacy habits

August 8, 2014

Several months ago a web intelligence company Recorded Future has surveyed encryption software most commonly used by Jihadist…
How did Snowden’s revelations affect the mathematical community?

July 23, 2014

Edward Snowden’s revelations about massive and extralegal spying programs by the National Security Agency (NSA) in the US…
Cryptris – a tetris-like game to familiarize you with the workings of lattice-based cryptography

July 9, 2014

Most online services, from e-mail to social networking to banking, use strong cryptography to secure the data between…
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