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'Unbreakable' encryption unveiled

Discussion in 'General Security' started by lotuseclat79, Oct 10, 2008.

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  1. lotuseclat79

    lotuseclat79 Thread Starter

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    'Unbreakable' encryption unveiled.


    Perfect secrecy has come a step closer with the launch of the world's first computer network protected by unbreakable quantum encryption at a scientific conference in Vienna.


    It looks like an important milestone has been reached, now if only people can only learn not to be socially engineered by miscreants and malware - we would all be safer - and if designers can learn to design security into systems and applications.

    -- Tom
     
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    Might want to read this Tom.
    http://forums.techguy.org/tech-rela...able-quantum-cryptography-hacked-without.html
     
  3. lotuseclat79

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    Hi RootBeaR,

    Yeah, I posted the same article in the Science and Space thread, however, the one you reference is Norwegian, the one I reference is Austrian.

    Essentially, they are two different schemes. It remains to be seen if the Norwegian technique can be used at all to crack the Austrian scheme.

    -- Tom
     
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    IMO it's about as likely as ending war & terrorism or getting rid of crime. I'll agree it'd be nice, but I don't think it's gonna happen. Ever. (We've had periods without war in the past-but war has always returned. And the difference between terrorism & crime is in the observer's viewpoint so like I said, I don't think we're ever going to really get rid of them.)
     
  5. lotuseclat79

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    Hi calvin-c,

    I agree with you. Related to the recession that is already here is an article Ailing U.S. economy brings fears of a crime wave I saw today in the Interna'l Herald Tribune (the Global Edition of the New York Times) where after previous recessions crime increased dramatically!

    -- Tom
     
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