Quantum physics used to create 'unhackable' systems

    Date20 Jun 2000
    CategoryCryptography
    4298
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Scientists at the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory and other research organizations around the world are harnessing the laws of quantum physics to develop what they hope will be impregnable data encryption systems.. . . Scientists at the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory and other research organizations around the world are harnessing the laws of quantum physics to develop what they hope will be impregnable data encryption systems.

    Quantum cryptography systems would allow users to overcome the vulnerabilities of the public-key cryptosystems now widely deployed by businesses and government organizations to secure sensitive information from eavesdroppers.

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