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Monday, December 05, 2022

The U.S. is barreling toward a quantum computing future, but until it's here, it's unknown if all the investments and time spent preparing the country's cybersecurity will pay off.

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...The big picture: Experts have long feared quantum computing would allow foreign adversaries and hackers to crack the otherwise unbreakable encryption standards that protect most online data " leaving everything from online payment systems to government secrets vulnerable....

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-12-05 08:26 PM | Reply

TLDR:

My view:


Quantum encryption seems to have the ability to negate all the computer security we currently use.

This is not A Good Thing.

Quantum computing is coming at us faster than we seem to be able to deal with it.


Get yer popcorn...


#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-12-05 08:29 PM | Reply

It would have been a lot harder to crack encryption if the NSA hadn't gotten involved in helping to set the standards for the encryption rules allowing themselves an easier task of breaking it. While that has now been addressed to some extent, the pace of advancement in encryption was delayed for all those years. Now comes the harvest of those actions.

The only way to secure this is to turn to the same source as the way out. If quantum computing threatens to crack existing methods of encryption, then it is also the source a stronger encryption method. The big issue will be the inertia in getting it established once perfected on a new method. There will always be those depending on obscurity for security, as well as corporations who see no profit from investing in better security till it bites them; a bit too late then to start on better procedures and methods.

#3 | Posted by BBQ at 2022-12-06 02:13 PM | Reply

A simple chip implanted into your brain is all the security you'll ever need.

#4 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-12-06 04:34 PM | Reply

"You can't hide secrets from the future with math.
You can try, but I bet that in the future they laugh
at the half-assed schemes and algorithms amassed
to enforce cryptographs in the past." - MC Frontalot

#5 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2022-12-06 04:43 PM | Reply

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