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Post-quantum crypto cracked in an hour with one core of an ancient Xeon

Post-quantum crypto cracked in an hour with one core of an ancient Xeon   Laura Dobberstein – August 3, 2022 20h ago NIST's nifty new algorithm looks like it's in trouble One of the four encryption algorithms the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recommended as likely to resist decryption by quantum computers has has holes kicked in it by researchers using a single core of an Intel Xeon CPU, released in 2013.… The Supersingular Isogeny Key Encapsulation (SIKE) algorithm was chosen by NIST just last month as a candidate for standardization, meaning it advanced to an extra round of testing en route to adoption. Within SIKE lies a public key encryption algorithm and a key encapsulated mechanism, each instantiated with four parameter sets: SIKEp434, SIKEp503, SIKEp610 and SIKEp751. Microsoft – whose research team played a role in the algorithm's development along with multiple universities, Amazon, Infosec Global and Texas Instruments – set up

The Earth Just Started Spinning Faster Than Ever Before And Scientists Don't Know Why

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The Earth Just Started Spinning Faster Than Ever Before And Scientists Don't Know Why   Authored by Elijah Cohen via TheMindUnleashed.com, August 1, 2022 The Earth recently  completed  a rotation faster than ever before at  1.59 millisecond under 24 hours , and the   consequences for how we keep time have experts around the world  alarmed . It could be the  first time  in world history that global clocks will have to be sped up. “This would be required to keep civil time—which is based on the super-steady beat of atomic clocks—in step with solar time, which is based on the movement of the Sun across the sky,”  Time and Date  reported . Scientists don’t know what is causing our planet to spin faster than ever before ,   but some  experts fear  it could be  “devastating,”  while others speculate the shorter days could be related to climate change, of course. Since the Earth’s rotation has always largely been slowing down throughout time, atomic clocks have thus f

Millions infected by 'auto-starting' Android malware — delete these apps now

Millions infected by 'auto-starting' Android malware — delete these apps now By  Anthony Spadafora  published August 1, 2022 about 6 hours ago This new malware runs in the background and hides itself from victims A new  malware  strain capable of starting on its own after users download one of the affected apps has been discovered on the Google Play Store by research from the cybersecurity firm  McAfee . Unlike other malicious apps that need to be opened first, apps that contain the HiddenAds malware begin running malicious services automatically after being installed. They also continuously show advertisements on a victim’s  Android smartphone  and are quite difficult to remove once installed. According to a  blog post (opens in new tab) from McAfee’s Mobile Research Team, most of the apps containing this new malware are disguised as  cleaner apps  that delete junk files or help optimize battery life on Android devices. Delete these apps immediately Below you’ll