This is pretty interesting, but should we be concerned with migrating to quantum resistant ciphers?
The arxiv link is here, https://arxiv.org/pdf/2106.14734.pdf
Not for another 10 years most likely. Shor’s algorithm requires a lot of error correction, and we are firmly in the “NISQ” (Noice Intermediate-Scale Quantum) era of quantum computing.
Thanks ngp, I’ll read more into NISQ. Fascinating stuff.
I work in the quantum computing space, I’m happy to answer questions or point you towards resources to satisfy curiosity :)
Thank you for that, do you have any good starter books ( easy reads ) for someone who comes from a unix/network admin background? I am not quite a CS major, but fancy myself an adept scripter har har
At any rate, I know enough to want to stay abreast of this technology.
I’ve not gone through it myself, but this book/website is well regarded: https://quantum.country/
You really have to squint hard at this (or the Google result it’s being compared to) to view it as meaningful progress. The outputs are incredibly noisy, and probably impossible to adapt to cryptographically relevant calculations.
The more deeply I look into news articles, the less substance I find. I suppose it has always been like that, but finding good quality news is rare, and I have more faith in individual journalists than news sources e.g. brian krebs from krebsonsecurity.com
“In the two years since Google’s Quantum Computer went live, a Chinese research team led by Jian-Wei Pan have upped the anti.” How can this get past any proof reading?
The article is also much much more brief than I thought it would be.
headline is missing “that we know about”