Preparing for the Quantum Storm

Whether or not they'll ever work, quantum computers pose a big enough threat to online security that cryptographers are already scrambling to adapt.

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Try not to panic, but quantum computers stand poised to upend today’s information technology infrastructure. These revolutionary machines, though likely at least a decade off, could handily crack the encryption codes that protect everything from email to online shopping and banking, even classified government documents.  “With quantum computers, there is a real danger that the encryption algorithms we use today may be compromised,” says quantum physicist Andrew Shields of ...
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