The quest for quantum-proof encryption just made a leap forward

Many of the things you do online every day are protected by encryption so that no one else can spy on it. Your online banking and messages to your friends are likely encrypted, for example—as are government secrets. But that protection is under threat from the development of quantum computers, which threaten to render modern encryption methods useless. 

Quantum machines work in a fundamentally different way from the classical computers we use today. Instead of using traditional binary code, which represents information with 0s and 1s, they use quantum bits, or qubits. The unusual properties of qubits make quantum computers far more powerful for some kinds of calculations, including  the mathematical problems that underpin much of modern encryption.

“Researchers have known for decades that if a large-scale quantum computer could be built, it could do some pretty big calculations that would threaten the cryptosystems that we rely

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Windows 10: Microsoft fixes these annoying issues as it expands version 2004 rollout

Microsoft’s Windows 10 May 2020 update caused a variety of issues for users, which the software giant is now fixing.

Microsoft is expanding the rollout of Windows 10 version 2004 while issuing fixes for a handful of blockers that had been stalling the latest updates.

Issues reported by users caused Microsoft to place blockers – or “compatibility holds” – on some Windows 10 devices for version 2004 (the May 2020 update), with users still reporting problems after receiving subsequent updates.

Amongst these included Windows 10 devices running certain Realtek drivers being unable to connect to multiple Bluetooth devices, as well as compatibility issues with systems running older Nvidia graphics processing units (GPUs) and certain integrated Intel GPUs.

The update also created problems for users trying to connect to the internet using LTE modems after downloading the May 2020 update. The subsequent Windows 10 KB4560960 and KB4557957 updates rolled out in

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MuleSoft CTO: API-based infrastructures helped company and customers adapt to the new normal

Agile, API-based systems are helping both MuleSoft customers and Salesforce react to the new business reality of increased remote work and rapid digital transformation.

In conjunction with Salesforce’s
TrailheaDX 2020

developer event, which was completely virtual this year, I had a chance to speak with MuleSoft CTO Uri Sarid for out
Dynamic Developer

podcast. Sarid discussed a variety of topics, including the company’s continued efforts to help companies build API-based infrastructures and capabilities, how these API-based systems are helping both customers and Salesforce adapt to the new normal of the COVID-19, and what’s on the horizon for MuleSoft, such as a new feature they’ll be releasing later this year called API Federation. The following is a transcript of our interview, edited for readability.

Bill Detwiler: So, when you and I spoke last at Dreamforce last year, we had a great conversation about how MuleSoft, and how you, really see the

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