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Re: Bug#799336: general: Prepare for quantum computers breaking encryptions

On Sep 18, "Iain R. Learmonth" <irl@debian.org> wrote:

> I would have no idea where to start for quantum safe crypto, and while this
> is an issue for upstreams mainly, getting an idea of where Debian is in this
> landscape currently and identifying the most important areas that need work
> would be a worthwhile use of time in my opinion.
It is not: there is still not even a wide consensus about which public 
key cryptography systems should replace the ones which can be broken by 
Shor's algorithm, and we are much farther from having developed 
protocols which can use them.
For a few more years, at least, this will be a topic for cryptographers 
and the CFRG, not OS vendors like us.

For a quick introduction to the state of the art you may start from 
http://pqcrypto.eu.org/docs/initial-recommendations.pdf .


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