#🇨🇳’s new quantum code-breaking algorithm raises concerns in the U.S…


https://interestingengineering.com/innovation/china-quantum-code-breaking-algorithm-catastrophic



China’s new quantum code-breaking algorithm raises concerns in the US

The new algorithm could render mainstream encryption powerless within years.

Baba Tamim

| Jan 12, 2023 06:56 AM EST

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Chinese researchers claim to have introduced a new code-breaking algorithm that, if successful, could render mainstream encryption powerless within years rather than decades.

The team, led by Professor Long Guilu of Tsinghua University, proclaimed that a modest quantum computer constructed with currently available technology could run their algorithm, South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Wednesday. 

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