To stop quantum hackers, the US just chose these four quantum-resistant encryption algorithms

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has selected four quantum-resistant cryptographic algorithms for general encryption and digital signatures.

NIST, a US standards setting body and research organization within the Department of Commerce, announced the four algorithms after a six-year period assessing potential quantum-resistant (QR) alternatives to today’s cryptographic algorithms for public key encryption, digital signatures, and key exchange.

NIST has currently selected only the CRYSTALS-Kyber algorithm for general encryption in a post-quantum world. However, it is still considering four others.

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Source: ZDNet