Tag Archives: Public Key Cryptography

Artificial atoms shed light on the future of security

by Joint Quantum Institute

From credit card numbers to bank account information, we transmit sensitive digital information over the internet every day. Since the 1990s, though, researchers have known that quantum computers threaten to disrupt the security of these transactions.

That’s because quantum physics predicts that these computers could do some calculations far faster than their conventional counterparts. This would let a quantum computer crack a common internet security system called public key cryptography. Continue reading Artificial atoms shed light on the future of security