[Wolves] Encryption

Stuart Langridge sil at kryogenix.org
Fri Aug 13 09:27:10 BST 2004

Jon Farmer wrote:
> Of course logically you would think if you have a Quantum computer you 
> could construct even stronger ciphers with it.

You can construct entirely secure ciphers with quantum mechanics 
(although not a quantum *computer* per se: "quantum cryptography" is not 
just "ordinary cryptography done on a quantum computer"). That's not 
secure as in "it would take an unfeasibly long time to break", that's 
"cannot be broken, unless quantum mechanics is wrong".


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