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With eye toward future security, Google tests post-quantum algorithms in Chrome

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Brandon Gaither
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The race toward quantum computing brings with it a whole host of security concerns, including quantum algorithms being used to shatter the encrypted communications built using today s standards.

To prepare for the future, Google is experimenting with quantum-secure connections in its Chrome browser.

Quantum computers themselves exist today but only in an experimental state at companies like Intel and IBM.

Writing in a blog post, Google software engineer Matt Braithwaite said the industry needed to be ready for quantum computing on a wider scale whenever it arrives.

As a result, Google will now be testing out a few post-quantum cryptography connections between Chrome and Google s servers to ensure security in the future.

These are connections that are built to withstand the rigors of quantum computing.

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