RIP World Password Day

Google, Apple, Microsoft and other tech giants, as well as the FIDO Alliance, password managers and identity management vendors are all moving to passkeys, thanks to FIDO2.
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May 5, 2023

Breaking RSA with a Quantum Computer

A group of Chinese researchers have just published a paper claiming that they can—although they have not yet done so—break 2048-bit RSA. This is something to take seriously. It might not be correct, but it’s not obviously wrong.

We have long known from Shor’s algorithm that factoring with a quantum computer is easy. But it takes a big quantum computer, on the orders of millions of qbits, to factor anything resembling the key sizes we use today. What the researchers have done is combine classical lattice reduction factoring techniques with a quantum approximate optimization algorithm. This means that they only need a quantum computer with 372 qbits, which is well within what’s possible today. (The …

January 3, 2023

Infosec products of the month: October 2022

Here’s a look at the most interesting products from the past month, featuring releases from: ABBYY, ARMO, Array, AuditBoard, AwareGO, Code42, Corelight, Digi International, EnigmaSoft, Exabeam, HashiCorp, Illusive, Kasten by Veeam, Legit Security, Live…

November 1, 2022