Making quantum cryptography truly secure

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by lotuseclat79, Jun 15, 2011.

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Registered Member

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    Making quantum cryptography truly secure.

    -- Tom
     
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    Hi hpmnick,

    No quantum computer will be used unless it is secure first.

    -- Tom
     
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    Isn't that what they said about Windows? ;)
     
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    That's not true at all... If the potential processing power was real and viable, it would be used.

    I was just taking a jab at the fact that there will probably never see a true working quantum computer, IMO. Even if you could mass produce something like this (which would be a very long way off), I think due to the random nature of QM that it would be nearly impossible to maintain integrity in the system.

    Truth be told, a lot of current problems stem from this. It is so easy to make a Quantum computer NOT work. Entanglement can be disrupted after a very short time, and there are so many outside factors you'd have to shield the computer from.

    There are computers that use Quantum effects (quantum annealing), but this is typically not what you mean when you say "quantum computing". A true quantum computer has massive amounts of computational power.

    I'd love to eat my words and see a working, sellable quantum computer, but I think we will obliterate ourselves before we see this happen.
     
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    hahaa that made me laugh, so true
     
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