GCHQ boffins quantum-busted its OWN crypto primitive

While preferable to discover a flaw in your own code before going public. This article demonstrates that there is still a lot of uncertainty to overcome and progress to be made before contemporary computers can be truly quantum computer resistant.

While the application of quantum computers to cracking cryptography is still, for now, a futuristic scenario, crypto researchers are already taking that future seriously.

It came as a surprise to Vulture South to find that in October of this year, researchers at GCHQ’s information security arm the CESG abandoned work on a security primitive because they discovered a quantum attack against it.

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