31 May '17, 6am

Infineon future-proofs cryptography

Infineon future-proofs cryptography

“The phantom of the quantum computer is keeping academia and the IT industry on high alert,” says Infineon’s Thomas Pöppelmann (pictured). Quantum computer attacks on today’s cryptography are expected to become reality within the next 15 to 20 years, says Infineon. Once available, quantum computers could solve certain calculations much faster than today’s computers, threatening even best currently known security algorithms such as RSA and ECC. Various internet standards like Transport Layer Security (TLS), S/MIME or PGP/ GPG use cryptography based on RSA or ECC to protect data communication with smart cards, computers, servers or industrial control systems. Online banking on “https” sites or “instant messaging” encryption on mobile phones are well-known examples. Infineon implemented a post-quantum key exchange scheme on a commercially available contactless smart card chip...

Full article: https://www.electronicsweekly.com/news/business/infineon-...

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