Carnegie Mellon University

Hamerschlag Hall

March 29, 2019

Parno quoted in PopSci on end-to-end encryption

Mark Zuckerberg’s recent announcement regarding end-to-end encryption and the future of Facebook’s messaging services has stirred up quite a bit of chatter within the tech communities. While encryption is essential to privacy, leading experts in the field point out that there are both pros and cons. One proponent of encryption is Bryan Parno, who emphasizes that it is essentially impossible to break. “To the best of our knowledge, as cryptographers, the amount of time it would take to decrypt those messages without knowing the key is hideously large,” Parno told Popular Science. Read the article here.