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Quantum encryption, the new 'in' words in the world of securitaay!!!

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by delorean, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. delorean

    delorean Megabyte Poster

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    Interesting news coming out Vienna where some blokes claim to have developed an 'unbreakable' method of encryption using photons.

    I'll give it a week until a flaw is found...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7661311.stm
     
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  2. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    People have been debating this stuff for years, look into Quantum Computing.

    In this case its the old Schrodinger's cat, intercepting the photons changes the data hence revealing the prescense of the snooper.

    Maybe some sort of intercept/retransmission device sorta man in the middle, might be possible if a small window can be made to install it.
     
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  3. JonnyMX

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    Photons don't work in the dark.
    It'll fall over when they turn the lights off...

    :baby
     
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  4. supernova

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    They do a lot of research in Vienna, its probably the same team behind the teleportation stuff.

    The main problem with Quantum experiments especially computing is soon as you get into scaling it up noise becomes a real headace. So dealing in thousands plus Quantum bits of data almost becomes an impossibility at the moment.

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  5. dmarsh

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