With quantum computers getting more powerful every year, many worry about the safety of modern encryption standards. As quantum computers improve in performance and the number of qubits used for calculations increases, current cryptosystems are under more threat of attack. What will break? Many asymmetric encryption algorithms have been mathematically proven to be broken by … Read more Is AES-256 Quantum Resistant?
Randomness is a hard problem for computers. For this reason most functions that generate randomness are not considered cryptographically secure. That means that it is possible that an attacker can take a good guess at what number a non-secure randomness generator generated. How can randomness be attacked? Many non-secure randomness (or entropy) generators would do … Read more Randomness and Entropy in Node and Electron
Secrets. You certainly have many and I don’t mean stretching the truth to a first date about interests and hobbies or being into My Little Pony as a forty-year-old man. I’m talking about digital secrets. Social security numbers, passwords, pin codes, cryptocurrency keys, credit cards, and bank account numbers, for instance, define our online personas … Read more You can’t function in 2019 without a password manager