The day quantum computers break encryption

23/10/2023 | The New York Times

An article in The New York Times (£) discusses the possibility of Q-Day, a day when quantum computers could potentially shatter the world of privacy and security as we know it. This would involve separating some very large numbers into their prime factors and, in doing so, undermining the encryption protocols that governments and corporations have used for decades. While it is difficult to predict if and when quantum computing will advance to that degree, the threat is considered real and urgent within the cybersecurity community. Nation-states are racing to develop the technology before their rivals, however, it is unclear who is ahead due to the secrecy surrounding the matter.

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