Korean Encryption Technology Set as Global Standard
Via Choson Ilbo
Korea’s encryption technology is now world standard according to an article on the Choson Ilbo webpage.
I thought about this before actually reading the article, and it actually makes sense. I remember earlier complaining about the high level of security that is needed to operate the internet in Korea. Given that people must volunteer such highly valuable secret information just to play games online, it would make sense that encryption is a must!
Then I read the article.
Block-encryptions are mostly used in lightweight mobile devices and convert plaintext messages into ciphertext that such devices can understand.
Okay so this basically enables text messages to be sent to certain mobile devices, not necessarily making the information therein secret. It’s still an interesting article though!