"EU scientists launch new, 'unbreakable' encryption system"

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Dogbiscuit, Oct 8, 2008.

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  1. Dogbiscuit

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  2. AJohn

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    Interesting read. Thanks.
     
  3. SteveTX

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    I guess I'll be the first to say it. This new system is probably not very important.

    It is not a matter if it is possible, but only a matter of time to discover a technique for intercepting the communication. This was the same with fiber optic cable, and the same claims made, and now it is easy to tap fiber without even cutting it.

    Additionally, unless all links in a system use this communication device, it is only a strong link in a weak chain.

    Further, "unbreakable" encryption means very little. Encryption isn't attacked to be broken now-adays. Why waste the time. Attacking the encryption implementation is almost always the easier solution.

    meaning, who cares about trying to crack the crypto when the scientist leaves the password on a stickypad in his office.

    Here's another scary funny thing. if the gov starts making quantum devices, how do you know they didn't request the scientist create another set of quantum entaglements so that they can remotely eavesdrop? They did this essentially with CryptoAG of Switzerland back in the 80s, why not now?
     
  4. AJohn

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    Yet another interesting perception :D Thnx.
     
  5. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,

    I have studied Quantum Computing at the uni and most we did was talk about cryptography. The beauty of quantum systems is that the phase of individual particles cannot be guessed. Only those in possession of the decryption key containing the phases info will be able to decipher it. It's unbreakable.

    Furthermore, it allows huge quantities of info to be transferred in very small medium, because the system is no longer binary, but rather infinite, as rationally high as we can handle info.

    Quantum computers will also make a difference in speed of operation things are done ...

    Looks nice.

    Mrk
     
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