Google Chrome tests future of encryption with post-quantum crypto

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Experiments are a way of life at Google, and the company’s latest project is focused on using post-quantum cryptographic algorithms in Chrome to future-proof encrypted digital communications.

Google is focusing its research on finding a way to secure today’s communications so they cannot be decrypted by a quantum computer some years down the road. A small fraction of connections between desktop Chrome and Google’s servers will use a post-quantum key-exchange algorithm in addition to the elliptic-curve key-exchange algorithm that would typically be used, Matt Braithwaite, a software engineer at Google, wrote on the Google Security blog.

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