Exploiting noise in quantum computers
July 17, 2008 11:49 AM   Subscribe

Exploiting noise in quantum computers
Noise is generally considered to be a bad thing in a quantum computer, in any electronic system in fact. A group of researchers in Europe and the US has figured out a way to exploit this noise to implement cryptographic protocols between two parties, without resorting to assumptions about factoring or relying on a trusted third party. This can even be done using the quantum cryptography hardware that is available on the market today. Maybe one day we'll use quantum identification to withdraw money from an ATM with our cards. First we'll have to equip our debit cards with freakin' laser beams though...
posted by Djinh (2 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Did you work on the project? If not, did you mean to post this to mefi proper?
posted by mathowie at 1:33 PM on July 17, 2008

I didn't, but I know some of the people very well. I'd like it posted on mefi proper, but that's not the idea if you know the people who worked on it. Right?

Or am I wrong? I wasn't sure...
posted by Djinh at 12:39 AM on July 18, 2008

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