Showing posts with label Homomorphic Encryption. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Homomorphic Encryption. Show all posts

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Homomorphic Encryption : What it is and what it means for the future of security


There's a new idea brewing in the cryptographers' circles called Homomorphic encryption, and it will soon change the way we do everything from querying databases remotely to adding numbers. In this post I briefly explain what homomorphic encryption is and then list a few ideas others have had on how to use it in cool ways and one or two ideas I've had.

Given that this is a relatively new idea, many of you may be hearing about it for the first time; I'm going to spend a few paragraphs explaining what it is and at the end of this post I'll share a couple of papers and blog posts by awesome people on the subject and its applications.