Quantum computing software takes center stage

You’ve probably heard about the rapidly evolving field of quantum computing. These systems operate completely differently than classical computers, e.g. by crunching qubits (quantum bits versus binary bits). QPUs (which refer to quantum computers) process multiple states simultaneously using qubits, and vendors are working hard on their QPUs to bring faster machines to market. But innovation in the space is …

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New DDoS attack takes inspiration from acoustic beat

There is a new type of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack in town, and it’s inspired by an acoustic beat. Spotted by web infrastructure firm Cloudflare, the attack sends traffic in pulsating waves instead of going for all out bombardment, simulating the beating of a drum. The goal of this new type of attack is likely to deceive security …

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IBM takes another step towards fully homomorphic data encryption

IBM has announced it is ready to give its clients a chance to test its fully homomorphic encryption (FHE) service – a type of system that is widely considered the “Holy Grail” of encryption. The company unveiled its new FHE solution, called IBM Security Homomorphic Encryption Services, and said it could allow enterprises to further protect their existing IT architecture, …

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