The coronavirus crisis shows us just how pervasive our online presence is. From buying our groceries to talking to our friends to doing our jobs, much of our modern world exists online. To “live” online securely, we rely on encryption. The websites we visit, the credit-card numbers we share, the email messages we send – all use encryption. It’s become so commonplace we don’t even notice it.
But there’s a crypto apocalypse just around the corner. With the arrival of a quantum computer, all modern-day encryption will be easily breakable. Quantum Xchange CEO John Prisco shares some thoughts on the topic in IDG Insider Pro’s latest article, How close are we to breaking encryption with quantum computing?