NIST post-quantum algorithm candidate's future uncertain, with second attack proposed


The National Institute of Standards and Technology is considering a cracked post-quantum cryptography scheme, but there is uncertainty surrounding it now that researchers may have found a second attack technique.

NIST will wait 18 to 24 months before deciding whether to standardise any of its four Round 4 contenders, including the Supersingular Isogeny Key Encapsulation (SIKE), giving the development team time to come up with changes if it so wishes. Read More…