Too Soon to Lump Quantum Computing in with Cybercrime?

Quantum is coming.  Some argue it is upon us.  Maybe a nation-state already has a functional quantum computing device.  One thing is for sure, if a cybercrime syndicate has one, we are not aware.  And they’re not boasting, either!  Is it too soon to be concerned cyber criminals may get their “grubbers” on a quantum computer?  We think not.  Because quantum is coming.  Qubit

AI, quantum computing and 5G could make criminals more dangerous than ever, warn police

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+  Artificial intelligence, quantum computing, 5G and the rise of the Internet of Things are just some of the emerging technologies that could aid cybercriminals in ways that could make them more dangerous than ever – and law enforcement must innovate quickly in order to help keep citizens safe, a new report has warned.

“It is no longer good enough to be reactive. Our ability to predict which emerging technologies criminals will turn to next is instrumental to our mission of keeping EU citizens safe,” said Europol’s executive director, Catherine De Bolle.

+  Quantum computing is also identified as a potential risk to the cybersecurity of European citizens. While experts say that quantum computing can help boost the security of systems, Europol warns that there’s the potential that the technology could fall into the wrong hands, and these individuals could exploit the power to crack the encryption of machines using the current standard.

+  “Malicious actors in possession of a quantum computer would have the opportunity to break traditional security standards, orchestrate far more sophisticated cyberattacks, or decrypt information and communications,” the report warns.

Source:  ZDNet.  Danny Palmer,  AI, quantum computing and 5G could make criminals more dangerous than ever, warn police…

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