NSA building quantum computer capable of cracking most forms of encryption

Himanshu Arora

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The National Security Agency is building "a cryptologically useful quantum computer” designed to break nearly every kind of encryption, The Washington Post reported Thursday. According to the report, which cites leaked documents provided by Edward Snowden, the effort is a...

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People with an unusually small digital profile can be considered suspicious.
 

RzmmDX

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Running all that hardware isn't cheap, especially with a "quantum" computer.

But this report seems to be trollish.
 
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"Such a computer can decide to avoid calculations that are unnecessary to solving a problem." -- what rubbish is this?
 
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The Delft research group will probably beat the NSA developing the first stable quantum computer. Besides, once quantum computers are ready for use, we'd also have the possibility of quantum encryption which cannot be cracked without the receiver knowing about it...
 
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They would be able to mine all existing bitcoin in a day and horde it away making it unrelevant
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