The US is preparing new encryption standards that will be so ironclad that even the main government agency for hacking codes says it will not be able to circumvent them. From the report: The National Security Agency has been involved in some parts of the process, but insists it is unable to circumvent the new standards. “There are no backdoors,” said Rob Joyce, director of cybersecurity at the NSA’s National Security Agency. Backdoor allows someone to use a deliberate hidden error to hack encryption. The encryption algorithm developed by the NSA was repealed as a federal standard in 2014 amid fears that it contained a backdoor. The new standards are designed against quantum computing, an evolving technology that is expected to be able to solve mathematical problems that modern computers cannot. But the White House fears it could also crack down on encrypted data that protects the U.S. economy – and national security secrets.

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