Chasing the holy grail of “un-hackable data” with quantum key distribution

 

It was reported that Assistant Professor Alexander Ling from the Centre for Quantum Technologies at NUS spoke at the EmTechAsia 2017 where he discussed the possibility of “Un-hackable Data with Quantum Key Distribution”. The core technology behind the proposed solution is a quantum entanglement generator which splits a ray of light into correlated photons to form the encryption key. He pointed out that the public key infrastructure relies on mathematical complexity to make it difficult for hackers to extract the private key. He added that this approach, however, is based on the difficulty of computation, and quantum computing could transform the equation totally.

 

Source : Convergence Asia (Thursday, 16 February 2017)

 

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