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Don’t Let Your #Email Be a Sitting Duck: The Dangers of Sending #UnencryptedEmails

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Email has become the primary mode of communication in the digital age, both for personal and professional purposes. However, with the ease and convenience of sending emails comes the risk of exposing sensitive information to cybercriminals. One of the most significant risks of sending emails is sending unencrypted emails, which can leave your information vulnerable to interception, theft, and misuse. In this blog, we will discuss the dangers of sending unencrypted emails and the steps you can take to protect your sensitive data.

Unencrypted emails are like postcards; anyone who intercepts them can read their contents without much effort. In contrast, encrypted emails are like sealed letters, which require a key to open and read. Unencrypted emails travel across multiple servers to reach their intended recipient, and each server has access to the email’s contents. Hackers can use several techniques to intercept unencrypted emails, including phishing scams, man-in-the-middle attacks, and email hijacking. Once they have access to your emails, they can steal sensitive information like passwords, bank account details, and other personal information.

The consequences of sending unencrypted emails can be severe. For instance, cybercriminals can use the information they obtain to commit identity theft, financial fraud, and even blackmail. Additionally, businesses that send unencrypted emails risk violating data privacy regulations, which can result in hefty fines and damage to their reputation.

To protect yourself and your business from the dangers of unencrypted emails, consider using email encryption software. Encryption software encrypts your emails, making it difficult for hackers to intercept and read their contents. Some email clients, such as Gmail and Outlook, offer built-in encryption features that you can enable. However, it’s worth noting that the recipient must also have encryption software installed for the email to remain encrypted.

Finally, sending unencrypted emails can leave your information exposed to cybercriminals and put your privacy and security at risk. By using email encryption software, you can protect your sensitive data and ensure that your emails remain private and secure. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

You need to act now!

We at IronCAP™ have been trying to educate businesses and individuals that Q-day (the day the first quantum hack is publicly recognized) is around the corner and everybody needs to gear up. Nation states and governments are already at it, how about you? To learn more, visit www.ironcap.ca.

IronCAP™ is our latest innovation for the post-quantum cybersecurity. This patent-protected, post-quantum cryptographic system is based on the Goppa Code-based cryptographic technology. It has embedded our proprietary subclass of (L, G) making it not only more secured but also has faster cryptographic operations (key generation, encryption, decryption) than the traditional Goppa Code-based technology (McEliece). We are offering a live demonstration for the general public to try and experience the strength of IronCAP™ post-quantum encryption easily. To learn more, visit www.ironcap.ca.

The #quantumsecurity era is coming – here’s how to prepare for it

Quantum-2 (May 23 2023)

However, it also poses a significant threat to cybersecurity. With quantum computers, traditional encryption methods may become vulnerable, and sensitive data could be compromised. Therefore, it’s crucial for leaders to prepare for the quantum security era.

Firstly, leaders need to understand the potential implications of quantum computing on their organizations. They should assess which data and applications may be at risk, and the potential impact of a security breach. They must also consider the impact on their industry as a whole and stay updated on the latest developments in quantum technology.

Secondly, leaders should begin to explore quantum-resistant encryption methods. Post-quantum cryptography, which uses algorithms that are resistant to quantum attacks, is a promising solution. They can start by working with their IT teams and security experts to identify and prioritize areas that need to be strengthened, and invest in the necessary technology and infrastructure to implement these solutions.

Thirdly, leaders should consider partnering with experts in the field of quantum security. This includes collaborating with universities and research institutions that are at the forefront of quantum research. By working with experts, leaders can stay updated on the latest developments in the field and gain insights into how to implement quantum-resistant security measures.

Finally, leaders need to prioritize education and training for their employees. As quantum security measures become more widespread, it’s crucial that employees are trained on how to implement and use them effectively. This includes educating employees on the importance of strong passwords, two-factor authentication, and other security measures that can help protect sensitive data.

In conclusion, the quantum security era is approaching, and leaders must prepare to protect their organizations from potential threats. By understanding the implications of quantum computing, exploring quantum-resistant encryption methods, partnering with experts, and prioritizing education and training, leaders can safeguard their organizations and stay ahead of the curve in this rapidly evolving field.

You need to act now!

We at IronCAP™ have been trying to educate businesses and individuals that Q-day (the day the first quantum hack is publicly recognized) is around the corner and everybody needs to gear up. Nation states and governments are already at it, how about you? To learn more, visit www.ironcap.ca.

IronCAP™ is our latest innovation for the post-quantum cybersecurity. This patent-protected, post-quantum cryptographic system is based on the Goppa Code-based cryptographic technology. It has embedded our proprietary subclass of (L, G) making it not only more secured but also has faster cryptographic operations (key generation, encryption, decryption) than the traditional Goppa Code-based technology (McEliece). We are offering a live demonstration for the general public to try and experience the strength of IronCAP™ post-quantum encryption easily. To learn more, visit www.ironcap.ca.

What if anyone could access your #bitcoinwallet?

Bitcoin (Apr 20 2023)

If the answer is yes, then that’s a game changer for #cryptocurrencies!

So how do you access a bitcoin wallet. Accessing a Bitcoin wallet requires issuing a transaction to move Bitcoin from the address at which it resides to a new address; to perform such a transaction, you need knowledge of the private key associated with the Bitcoin address. Looking at how the FBI retrieved the Bitcoin from the Colonial Pipeline Hackers, Joseph Steinberg makes the following comment …

“It is no secret that cryptocurrencies enable various types of criminal activity and facilitate money laundering and the unreported transfers of large sums of money; as a result, I have wondered for years if lawmakers and law enforcement seemingly “turning a blind eye” to much of the issue has not been the result of naiveite, but because governments have “back doors” into popular crypto networks; are various government bodies able to better trace transactions than is commonly believed, to exploit zero-day implementation vulnerabilities in the crypto networks themselves or in the communications infrastructure upon which the networks rely, or to crack private keys far faster than outsiders believe through the use of quantum computers more advanced than are publicly known to  exist? Could Satoshi Nakomoto even be some government agency somewhere? Whoever knows the answers to these questions will clearly not answer them to the public. (Of course, if the FBI has such capabilities, it would likely use them sparingly and ascribe any successes to other techniques – just as the Allies did not act on every piece of data obtained by hacking Enigma so as not to alert the Nazis to Enigma’s compromise.)”

Also, it’s not a secret that quantum computers will eventually be able to rapidly crack the asymmetric encryption that forms the heart of modern-day digital signatures, nor is it a secret that many blockchain implementations – including those utilized by several popular cryptocurrencies – rely on potentially quantum-vulnerable asymmetric encryption algorithms to establish and authenticate the “owners” of their respective per-ledge-address contents.

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and others are developed on blockchain technologies. Though advanced and sophisticated, the arrival of quantum computers are posing a serious threat to the security of blockchains. The only solution is to transition to quantum-safe blockchains utilizing post-quantum cryptography.

What is a quantum-safe blockchain? Well let’s run through the basics first. A blockchain is a database that is shared among the nodes of a computer network and stores data electronically. The jewel crown of this innovative blockchain technology is that it ensures the fidelity and security of a record of data which does not require a trusted third party.

Now that we know what blockchain truly means and how secure it is, we must also know that blockchain end points are vulnerable to quantum hacking. CISOs today and even blockchain experts are well aware of the fast-approaching quantum threats. The official Bitcoin website states that Bitcoin is vulnerable to quantum hacking just as most systems relying on cryptography in general are, including traditional banking systems. Some of the most recent hacks include $300M and $650M losses in cryptocurrencies that resulted from digital signature failures.

Besides cryptocurrency trading, the blockchain is a revolutionary technology that has many use cases. The blockchain is changing the face of businesses and governments today. It can be used for asset traceability, supply chain, trade payments, global payments, banking systems, voting and even digital identity. Using this very technology, new business models are evolving and disrupting the existing ones.

Just like all things on the internet, the blockchain requires security against quantum hacking. This is where IronCAP’s™ unique technology comes to use. We are developing the world’s first Quantum-Safe Blockchain designed for Tokens, NFTs, Smart Contracts for Metaverse, De-centralized Finance (DeFi) and more. This best-in-class quantum-safe blockchain can protect against cyber adversaries, including future quantum attacks. A revolutionary, state-of-the-art, quantum-safe blockchain has endless applications and use cases for every business.

You need to act now!

We at IronCAP™ have been trying to educate businesses and individuals that Q-day (the day the first quantum hack is publicly recognized) is around the corner and everybody needs to gear up. Nation states and governments are already at it, how about you? To learn more, visit www.ironcap.ca.

IronCAP™ is our latest innovation for the post-quantum cybersecurity. This patent-protected, post-quantum cryptographic system is based on the Goppa Code-based cryptographic technology. It has embedded our proprietary subclass of (L, G) making it not only more secured but also has faster cryptographic operations (key generation, encryption, decryption) than the traditional Goppa Code-based technology (McEliece). We are offering a live demonstration for the general public to try and experience the strength of IronCAP™ post-quantum encryption easily. To learn more, visit www.ironcap.ca.

#IronCAP Completes PoC #QuantumSafe #Blockchain

Cryptocurrency (Apr 25 2023)


All the technical objectives necessary to integrate IronCAP™ into the Solana blockchain have been achieved!

Not just by providing a quantum-safe blockchain that supports smart contracts, but also retaining Solana’s ultra-fast throughput. “The technology we developed for this project is independent of the type of blockchain that is in use and as such it can be applied to not only the Solana blockchain but also other public blockchains such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, as well as most private business blockchains. The method of integration is unique and; therefore, we plan to file a patent application along with our partner, Talent Summit who has accepted and paid for the delivery of the Proof of Concept (“PoC”).  Our next step will be to create and demonstrate a quantum-safe wallet while Talent Summit will plan for commercial development and launching of QNT – Quantum Native Token,” said Andrew Cheung, President and CEO of 01 Communique.

As previously announced, the Company was commissioned to develop the World’s First Quantum-Safe Blockchain designed for Tokens, NFTs, Smart Contracts for the Metaverse, De-centralized Finance (DeFi). It is expected that this quantum-safe blockchain will be resilient against cyber-attacks, including attacks from Quantum Computers.

“Unfortunately, virtually all blockchains in the world today are vulnerable to quantum computer attacks.  Since blockchain data is meant to be “forever” it is imperative that it is quantum-safe.  This PoC achievement is a very significant milestone and demonstrates our IronCAP™ technology can transform existing blockchains into a quantum-safe version that can be incorporated in Tokens, NFTs, Smart Contracts for Metaverse, DeFi, and more”, said Andrew Cheung.

You need to act now!

We at IronCAP™ have been trying to educate businesses and individuals that Q-day (the day the first quantum hack is publicly recognized) is around the corner and everybody needs to gear up. Nation states and governments are already at it, how about you? To learn more, visit www.ironcap.ca.

IronCAP™ is our latest innovation for the post-quantum cybersecurity. This patent-protected, post-quantum cryptographic system is based on the Goppa Code-based cryptographic technology. It has embedded our proprietary subclass of (L, G) making it not only more secured but also has faster cryptographic operations (key generation, encryption, decryption) than the traditional Goppa Code-based technology (McEliece). We are offering a live demonstration for the general public to try and experience the strength of IronCAP™ post-quantum encryption easily. To learn more, visit www.ironcap.ca.

#01Communique Announces Receipt of a Notice of Allowance from the USPTO for its #QuantumSafe #Wallet Patent Application

Patented-lores01 Communique Laboratory Inc. is pleased to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has allowed the issuance of a patent related to its blockchain endpoints protection technology.

The Company has received aNotice of Allowance from the USPTO stating that its patent application (application no. 17/972,815) for its blockchain endpoint protection technology has been examined, prosecution is now closed and it is allowed for issuance as a patent.

Quoting Andrew Cheung, CEO, “The endpoints in a blockchain are the weakest link in the system and current wallets are vulnerable to quantum computer attacks. As previously announced, using the technology embodied in this patent we have conducted intensive R&D using Solana as the sandbox and successfully created a quantum-safe blockchain with digital wallets that ensure these endpoints are safe from attacks by bad actors using either conventional computers or quantum computers. The uniqueness of our invention is further verified by the issuance of a patent.  It is inevitable that all blockchains must become quantum-safe to prevent disaster.  I believe our invention is an important milestone for the blockchain world’s security in this post-quantum computing era.”

The patent provides for blockchain endpoint protection, hence creating quantum-safe wallets. Quantum security may be enhanced through the use of quantum-safe validators for transactions whereby the quantum-safe validators process quantum-safe addresses and signatures of parties to the transactions. Quantum safety may be added to conventional blockchain transactions, for example, via smart contracts which are executed using cryptographic interlocks to between conventional smart contract execution engines and quantum-safe validators to ensure both quantum-safe processing of addresses and signatures and legitimacy of quantum-safe validators in presenting transactions for incorporation on the chain.

A demonstration of our quantum-safe blockchain and wallets is available at: https://qnt-demo.ironcap.ca

You need to act now!

We at IronCAP™ have been trying to educate businesses and individuals that Q-day (the day the first quantum hack is publicly recognized) is around the corner and everybody needs to gear up. Nation states and governments are already at it, how about you? To learn more, visit www.ironcap.ca.

IronCAP™ is our latest innovation for the post-quantum cybersecurity. This patent-protected, post-quantum cryptographic system is based on the Goppa Code-based cryptographic technology. It has embedded our proprietary subclass of (L, G) making it not only more secured but also has faster cryptographic operations (key generation, encryption, decryption) than the traditional Goppa Code-based technology (McEliece). We are offering a live demonstration for the general public to try and experience the strength of IronCAP™ post-quantum encryption easily. To learn more, visit www.ironcap.ca.

So what is the biggest cause of #Ransomware?

Deadly (Mar 29 2023)

Global Ransomware damage costs are predicted to exceed $265 Billion by 2031 (cybersecurityventures.com) Ransomware has been topping headline news on a daily basis and is becoming our No. 1 “cyber-enemy”. According to Harvard Business Review in May 2021, ransomware attacks were up 150% over the previous year. The amount paid by victims of these attacks increased more than 300% in 2020. This massive uptrend is further fuelled by accelerated digitalisation creating fertile soil for such attacks. The risk of data exposure will only grow given that remote workers’ personal devices are more vulnerable. According to the Cybercrime Magazine, ransomware damage costs are predicted to exceed USD265B annually and attacking a business, consumer, or device every 2 seconds by 203

Governments and critical infrastructure are not the only targets, ransomware attackers are less concerned about the industry and more focused on scope and scale. They go after large enterprise networks to secure the biggest possible ransom. Therefore, big enterprises e.g., banks, manufacturers and even high-tech companies and cybersecurity providers themselves are popular targets.

We believe enterprises should adopt a holistic approach, addressing the essential aspects including enhancing awareness and governance, while adopting suitable and robust technology solutions that best suit the technical environment that support the entity’s business operations. The adoption of true end-to-end encryption would be a key preventive measure, and leveraging the latest verifiable digital credentials would provide the average email user the means to verify the purported identity of the party sending the email.

You need to act now!

We at IronCAP™ have been trying to educate businesses and individuals that Q-day (the day the first quantum hack is publicly recognized) is around the corner and everybody needs to gear up. Nation states and governments are already at it, how about you? To learn more, visit www.ironcap.ca.

IronCAP™ is our latest innovation for the post-quantum cybersecurity. This patent-protected, post-quantum cryptographic system is based on the Goppa Code-based cryptographic technology. It has embedded our proprietary subclass of (L, G) making it not only more secured but also has faster cryptographic operations (key generation, encryption, decryption) than the traditional Goppa Code-based technology (McEliece). We are offering a live demonstration for the general public to try and experience the strength of IronCAP™ post-quantum encryption easily. To learn more, visit www.ironcap.ca.

Chinese crypto scientists make breakthrough in #quantum error correction

Quantum-1 (Mar 28 2023)A game changer for #quantum error correction

Chinese researchers have made a significant advancement in the field of quantum error correction (QEC) using superconducting quantum circuits, advancing the science of quantum computing.

Although superconducting quantum circuit systems-based quantum information processing has advanced significantly in recent years, the error rate of quantum operations is still significantly higher than that of a classical computer, according to Xu Yuan, an assistant researcher at the Southern University of Science and Technology. As a result, QEC, which shields logical qubits from noise, is crucial.

By repeated real-time QEC, the team, led by Yu Dapeng, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), first extended the storage period of quantum information beyond the break-even threshold.
The results were released online in the journal Nature.

You need to act now!

We at IronCAP™ have been trying to educate businesses and individuals that Q-day (the day the first quantum hack is publicly recognized) is around the corner and everybody needs to gear up. Nation states and governments are already at it, how about you? To learn more, visit www.ironcap.ca.

IronCAP™ is our latest innovation for the post-quantum cybersecurity. This patent-protected, post-quantum cryptographic system is based on the Goppa Code-based cryptographic technology. It has embedded our proprietary subclass of (L, G) making it not only more secured but also has faster cryptographic operations (key generation, encryption, decryption) than the traditional Goppa Code-based technology (McEliece). We are offering a live demonstration for the general public to try and experience the strength of IronCAP™ post-quantum encryption easily. To learn more, visit www.ironcap.ca.

Your #business needs to partner with #IronCAP

Rectangular (color with slogan)We can help vendors to become the First Movers of their respective solutions for the quantum computing era.

Combining many years of proven expertise in the field, IronCAP™‘s crypto-scientists have created an encryption technology that’s not only quantum-safe but also more efficient and safer than existing cryptography. It is built on the longest time-tested (almost 50 years) Goppa code-based theory recognized by the world of post-quantum cryptography. IronCAP™ has been endorsed by industry experts and proven “un-hackable” in multiple global hackathons.

IronCAP™‘s patent-protected post-quantum cryptography is designed to be used in all kinds of vertical solutions such as digital identity, email/file encryption, remote access/VPN, cloud storage, 5G/IoT, blockchains, financial transactions, etc. IronCAP™ lets you stay ahead of cyber threats today and in the quantum computing era.

To empower vendors to transform their applications or systems seamlessly to quantum-safe, IronCAP™ has developed an API that’s compliant with the PKCS#11 and OpenPGP (RfC4880) industry standard. It is available for all major operating systems: Microsoft Windows, Apple macOS, Linux, Android and Apple iOS.

Utilizing the IronCAP™ Toolkits, we have developed the industry’s first quantum-safe email encryption software, IronCAP X™ that everyone can use today on their classical computers. Besides setting a precedent for developing a practical solution using IronCAP™‘s post-quantum cryptography, we can also help vendors to become the First Movers of their respective solutions for the quantum computing era.

You need to act now!

We at IronCAP™ have been trying to educate businesses and individuals that Q-day (the day the first quantum hack is publicly recognized) is around the corner and everybody needs to gear up. Nation states and governments are already at it, how about you? To learn more, visit www.ironcap.ca.

IronCAP™ is our latest innovation for the post-quantum cybersecurity. This patent-protected, post-quantum cryptographic system is based on the Goppa Code-based cryptographic technology. It has embedded our proprietary subclass of (L, G) making it not only more secured but also has faster cryptographic operations (key generation, encryption, decryption) than the traditional Goppa Code-based technology (McEliece). We are offering a live demonstration for the general public to try and experience the strength of IronCAP™ post-quantum encryption easily. To learn more, visit www.ironcap.ca.

Your email is at Risk

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Email is not inherently secure. It is possible for malicious actors to intercept and read email messages as they are being sent. However, there are steps that can be taken to help make email more secure, such as using encryption and authentication.

Unlike other mobile mailbox services, I’m InTouch GoMail does not store any message on your device for enhanced security. It simply mobilizes your Outlook and lets you keep all your inbound and outbound emails securely on your own computer. When sending emails from your mobile device you can insert attachments from your computer’s local/network drives or save inbound attachments in the same way without having to leave them on any third party’s cloud storage. Hence, it maximizes data security/privacy plus no third party storage fee.
With a smart notification feature, you can configure your I’m InTouch GoMail to receive real-time alerts at your mobile device when emails from certain pre-defined senders arrive at your Outlook. This means you will not be bothered by unimportant messages.
Before you can use I’m InTouch GoMail, you must first activate your Outlook computer to become I’m InTouch-enabled. The activation process is as easy as 1-2-3. Simply click here to create a Free Account. Then from the computer you wish to activate, go to www.imintouch.com. Login to the I’m InTouch account you have just created and follow the on-screen instructions to activate the Outlook computer.

You need to act now!

We at IronCAP™ have been trying to educate businesses and individuals that Q-day (the day the first quantum hack is publicly recognized) is around the corner and everybody needs to gear up. Nation states and governments are already at it, how about you? To learn more, visit www.ironcap.ca.

IronCAP™ is our latest innovation for the post-quantum cybersecurity. This patent-protected, post-quantum cryptographic system is based on the Goppa Code-based cryptographic technology. It has embedded our proprietary subclass of (L, G) making it not only more secured but also has faster cryptographic operations (key generation, encryption, decryption) than the traditional Goppa Code-based technology (McEliece). We are offering a live demonstration for the general public to try and experience the strength of IronCAP™ post-quantum encryption easily. To learn more, visit www.ironcap.ca.

Quantum Computers Can Easily Break Current Cryptography!

IDTheftQuantum computers possess the potential to be exponentially more powerful than traditional computers, and with that power comes the potential for misuse.

For example, quantum computers could easily be used to break encryption and other security protocols, allowing malicious actors to gain access to sensitive data and networks. Additionally, quantum computers could be used to create weapons of mass destruction, or to manipulate stock markets for ill–gotten gains.

The encryption algorithms we use today will take conventional computers hundreds of years to break.  With the much more powerful quantum computer, they can be broken within a few seconds. Quantum computing will render current encryption useless.  This can happen anytime and for all we know it may have already happened on a national level!  Think about this.  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced on August 26th 2020 that they would spend $625 million on quantum advancements.  They have also awarded $115 million to Quantum Systems Accelerator (QSA), a new research center, to pioneer the development of quantum technologies for discovery science.  In 2021 Honeywell Quantum Solutions and Cambridge Quantum achieved a quantum volume of 1,024 and demonstrated real-time error correction, to a breakthrough algorithm that enables quantum machines to do more significant calculations with fewer qubits. The above-mentioned companies and government agencies are not the only ones.  There are several others pumping millions of dollars into the R&D of quantum computing.  It’s evident that the global quantum computing race has begun some time ago already and is advancing rapidly.

So, is your data safe?  Can your current encryption safeguard against quantum threats?  The answer is an obvious NO.  And here comes the SOLUTION – IronCAP™’s quantum-safe cryptography can provide that ultimate layer of protection to your data.

IronCAP™ is the SOLUTION for 3 main reasons:

  1. Its quantum-safe cryptography is designed to operate on current computers to protect against cyber threats from not only today’s computers but also tomorrow’s quantum computers
  2. Its breakthrough technology is patent protected and industry endorsed
  3. Its cryptography has been put to test in 2 global hackathons and proved unscathed

Industry leaders need to start migrating towards quantum-safe encryption now.  Cryptographic algorithm transitions take time and involve massive coordination effort across many stakeholders in different industries. By preparing now and adopting post-quantum cryptography solutions like IronCAP™ can ensure a more orderly, less costly, and modestly disruptive changeover.

IronCAP™‘s quantum-safe solution is readily available today. To learn more, visit www.ironcap.ca.

References:
DOE $115 million award for quantum lab.
DOE $625 million investment in quantum.

You need to act now!

We at IronCAP™ have been trying to educate businesses and individuals that Q-day (the day the first quantum hack is publicly recognized) is around the corner and everybody needs to gear up. Nation states and governments are already at it, how about you? To learn more, visit www.ironcap.ca.

IronCAP™ is our latest innovation for the post-quantum cybersecurity. This patent-protected, post-quantum cryptographic system is based on the Goppa Code-based cryptographic technology. It has embedded our proprietary subclass of (L, G) making it not only more secured but also has faster cryptographic operations (key generation, encryption, decryption) than the traditional Goppa Code-based technology (McEliece). We are offering a live demonstration for the general public to try and experience the strength of IronCAP™ post-quantum encryption easily. To learn more, visit www.ironcap.ca.