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Meta testing stronger Facebook Messenger encryption after abortion case

Facebook parent company Meta on Thursday announced that it’s testing a new feature whereby users can back up end-to-end encrypted chats in Facebook Messenger. Additionally, Meta launched a test of automatic end-to-end encrypted chat threads on Messenger and an expansion of other features. “Your message history is important, and end-to-end encrypted Messenger conversations are currently…

New AMD Patent Proposes Teleportation to Make Quantum Computing More Efficient

U.S. National Security Agency Issues Update on Quantum-Resistant Encryption

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has issued a FAQ (PDF) titled “Quantum Computing and Post-Quantum Cryptography FAQs” where the agency explores the potential implications for national security following the likely arrival of a “brave new world” beyond the classical computing sphere. As the race for quantum computing accelerates, with a myriad of players attempting…

First Ransomware to Use Intermittent Encryption Revealed

First Ransomware to Use Intermittent Encryption Revealed

Sophos revealed that a recently discovered ransomware family called LockFile is the first to use a technique called intermittent encryption to evade detection. Symantec reported on August 20 that LockFile had been targeting organizations in the “manufacturing, financial services, engineering, legal, business services, and travel and tourism sectors” since at least July 20. But the…