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PureVPN Introduces Quantum Resistance Feature to Improve Security and Combat Threats

Virtual private network (VPN) provider PureVPN has introduced a quantum resistance feature to its OpenVPN protocol to provide users with more security and privacy for the post-quantum world. The company has partnered with Quantinuum to deploy quantum-resistant encryption keys which, using its Quantum Origin platform, are generated through a verified quantum process, PureVPN said. The news comes as the security industry prepares for the threats posed by the era of post-quantum encryption.

Improving Security Against Quantum Computing Threats

In a press release, PureVPN said quantum computers will be able to replace traditional encryption protocols, making them obsolete and unsuitable in the future. With the deployment of quantum-resistant encryption keys, users will experience enhanced privacy and anonymity on devices, increased remote work security, safer online banking and cryptocurrency transactions. , and an additional layer of protection against illegal surveillance as quantum computers grow in scale and become more accessible/commercial, he added. The feature will initially roll out with split tunneling and obfuscation functionality in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Germany and the Netherlands on Windows, Mac, iOS and Android apps, a declared PureVPN.

PureVPN Co-Founder and CEO Uzair Gadit said, “To put things into perspective, mathematical problems that would currently take a traditional supercomputer to the end of time will be solved by a quantum computer within hours. That’s how powerful the technology will be. Quantum computers will surpass even the most powerful supercomputer in existence today, meaning all current encryption protocols will be broken in time.

Quantum-resistant encryption is the key

The threats posed by quantum computers of the future are significant, with attackers already known to exploit encrypted data channels and collect a substantial amount of data in anticipation of unlocking it in the future using quantum computers. As a result, organizations, technology vendors, and internet standards are gradually shifting to quantum encryption to protect future data and systems. NATO has begun testing quantum-safe solutions to study the technology’s feasibility and practicality for real-world implementations, while the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently launched a competition for identify and standardize quantum-safe encryption algorithms. “Using encryption keys generated from a verifiable quantum source improves security over what is available today and eliminates risk at a time when the cyber threat has never been higher,” said said Duncan Jones, head of cybersecurity at Quantinuum.

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