'Hack-proof' cryptography goes quantum

    Date09 Jun 2003
    CategoryCryptography
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Researchers have developed new technology that could allow companies to implement hack-proof communications in three years. The technology, based on quantum cryptography, was demonstrated by Toshiba Research Europe this week working over distances of 100km for the first time. . . . Researchers have developed new technology that could allow companies to implement hack-proof communications in three years. The technology, based on quantum cryptography, was demonstrated by Toshiba Research Europe this week working over distances of 100km for the first time.

    Research laboratory group leader Andrew Shields explained that the technology will be applicable for large organisations such as banks and government departments needing highly secure links between local sites.

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