Cryptographers are working on new encryption methods able to protect today’s Internet communications from future quantum computers that can be able to break today’s cryptography techniques. The researchers have developed upgrades to the Internet’s core encryption protocol that will prevent quantum computer users from intercepting Internet communications.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation says that although the government is in many cases aware of the value of cryptography, they are opposing it. The UK government is an example they make frequent use of since the country is looking at banning cryptography that does not give the government a back door.
Used properly, strong encryption can avoid data leaks from happening. If files are encrypted, then anytime they get out of their proper sphere, they are useless. Governments should be using more cryptography, not discouraging its use. The EFF has determined that governments opposing strong cryptography will ultimately have a negative impact on their economies and overall [...]
Inexperienced developers and complex software libraries create an environment of widespread business application failures. In the realm of Cryptography the scale of the problem is significant. Many subtle factors surround proper implementation of robust cryptographic systems beyond writing strong code.
In 2014, Gartner reported $12 billion spent securing network perimeters. In contrast, only $.6 billion was spent securing applications. There is opportunity at the application layer to reduce risk but liabilities will remain until solutions are implemented. For hackers those liabilities are opportunities.
The threat space continues to grow in [...]
British Prime Minister David Cameron believes that strong cryptography is a major barrier to peace, order, and justice, as reports Politics.co.uk.
Lawful citizens, really, have no need of strong (read: backdoor-free) cryptography, goes the logic behind his position. He believes that the government should be guaranteed a way into any device being communicated with and insists that this does not inherently break the very purpose of cryptography.
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In an exchange with British representative Henry Bellingham, Cameron said:
Britain is not a state [...]