Cryptography

Cryptography is the art of protecting and breaking secrets. Bitcoin employs a special type of cryptography, called public-key cryptography, in order to facilitate its system of storing and transferring of value. It is through this very mechanism that Janet can keep her bitcoins secure or send some of them to Bob,Read More →

Cryptography

Microsoft has recently published an interesting open source project called “PQCrypto-VPN” which implements post-quantum cryptography (PQC) within OpenVPN. Being developed by the Microsoft Research Security and Cryptography group as part of their research into post-quantum cryptography, this fork is being used to test PQC algorithms and their performance and functionality when used withRead More →

cryptography

Over the past several years we have observed two opposing trends. The first is that we’re finally starting to use the cryptography that researchers have spent the past 40 years designing. We see this every day in examples ranging from encrypted messaging to phone security to cryptocurrencies. The second trend is that cryptographers are getting ready for allRead More →

cryptography

Cryptography is now our digital immune system which authenticates and protects data, money, as well as the health and safety of both people and their respective reputations. During the past several years the explosion of digital connectivity—from smart phones to the vast adoption of connected consumer products comprising the InternetRead More →