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With the latest revelation from google about Quantum Computing, I would like to know how safe arewith with Airvpn? What is the best encryption method and how do we implement it .

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What we're using right now, possibly ChaCha20 for embedded devices in the future.

We have no chance against quantum computers with classic cryptography, but quantum cryptography is being developed parallel to the computer itself. Right now, though, quantum computers are a great research project good for one use only: Eating up energy :D

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Agreed with giganerd. Regarding to Google milestone with quantum computing didn't mean the fall of the classic cryptography yet. Quantum Computing is extremely new and usually occurred in the research lab. It will stay in the research lab for good reason. New technology that appeared from R&D likely will release to the professional/consumer market in 10, 20 or 30 years later. The major factor is that they are extremely high cost, use materials that contributed to higher cost, likely to consume much energy which is not feasible with the current climate. For now, they need to develop a way to bring the cost down and improving the efficiency which that will take a long time. Remember the news about Carbon Nanotube? The one that can be used as logic gates in the CPU, why we are not seeing that in the professional and consumer market? That because Carbon Nanotube have a very extensive expensive production to produce a small yield of it. Again, we will not see carbon nanotube in the consumer market for a long while until they figure a way to bring the cost down and produce a higher yield.

For now we are safe with the current encryption method. By the time when quantum computing is viable for governments (later pro/consumer market) to use, the quantum-resistant encryption will be out and ready to use. We have the time to get to that point. For now, don't freak out and just mellow out for a bit.

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