Greta Bossenmaier, Communications Security Establishment

Cyberspy chief warns of online threats

OTTAWA — The day is coming when hackers will be able to crack the encryption people rely on for secure online banking and shopping, the head of Canada’s cyberspy agency says.

Experts estimate that quantum computing could be realized within 10 years, opening the door to breaking trusted Internet protections, said Greta Bossenmaier, chief of the Communications Security Establishment.

  • Ron MacDonald

    It works both ways, quantum computers can also make encryption devices nearly impossible to break.

    • CodexCoder

      The issue that the security chief is pointing out is that governments will have access to the technology first (like China, for example) before you and I as the initial cost will be prohibitive.

  • Gary

    She needs to talk to Justin because he’s that one in a News video talking about Quantum Physic and Computer like some expert as well as his deep thoughts on Space and Time.

    Justin is also an expert on the Quran and Sharia because he keeps telling ISIS that they aren’t true muslims while the Jew-hating homophobic Syrian refugees and Imams are the true Muslims.

  • ismiselemeas

    What a yawn. Go hang in a cave of you don’t want computers making your life amazing.

  • Maggat

    Won’t matter a damn. O’bumbler is going to pass over the operation of the internet to the UN. Good bye to a useful and free internet.