Quantum cryptography: Hacking futile

1 Aug 2022

An international team led by LMU physicist Harald Weinfurter has successfully implemented an advanced form of quantum cryptography for the first time. Encryption is more secure against hacking attempts.

The Internet is teeming with highly sensitive information. Sophisticated encryption techniques generally ensure that such content cannot be intercepted and read. But in the future high-performance quantum computers could crack these keys in a matter of seconds. It is just as well, then, that quantum mechanical techniques not only enable new, much faster algorithms, but also exceedingly effective cryptography.


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