Tech Titans Adopt Post-Quantum Encryption to Safeguard User Data


As stated by experts, quantum computers could break cryptography by 50% by the year 2033. Many cryptographic methods that are being used today are believed to be the result of mathematical problems which are too difficult to solve by brute force. However, if quantum computers can crack those algorithms within a matter of seconds, then they may be able to unlock standard encryption methods in a matter of seconds if they are capable of breaking them. 
It was announced by Zoom last month that a new type of encryption was added to Zoom Workplace, a new form of encryption that would replace the existing type of encryption, called post-quantum cryptography (PQC), in Zoom Workplace product. A few days later, Facebook’s owner Meta revealed that most of the company’s internal communication systems are encrypted using post-quantum technology. The announcements from the communications giants and the social media giants came several months after Apple announced in February that it would be launching the most advanced version of post-quantum cryptography, PQ3, for its iMessage platform, which will be the first major messaging platform to implement this technology. 
PQC, PQ3, post-quantum cryptography—what do all these terms mean? The following is a brief explanation of what post-quantum encryption is and why it will be crucial to the protection of the most sensitive data in the years to come.

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