[Wolves] Encryption

Jon Farmer jonfarmer at enta.net
Fri Aug 13 08:58:07 BST 2004

Philip Moore wrote:
> Hi

> Ultimately Quantum computing (with it's superposition) offers the potential to 
> create unbreakable encryption and break all existing encryption algorithms.

Ah I wondered if anybody would venture into Quantum computing. 
Apparently there have already been cipher cracking programs written to 
exploit the Quantum computer even though a Quantum computer has never 
been created and seems not likely in the near future. One estimate I 
have seen is that a Quantum computer could complete a brute force attack 
on DES in 4 minutes.

Of course logically you would think if you have a Quantum computer you 
could construct even stronger ciphers with it.



Jon Farmer
Systems Programmer
Entanet International Ltd
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