Code Breaking on a Chip

Code Breaking on a Chip

In an article in the New Scientist by Colin Barras ( 4th September, 2009) a report is given about a remarkable breakthrough on two fronts - quantum computing and the security of encryption.

The breakthrough concerns a quantum calculation that is able to crack one of the most common forms of data encryption and it has been performed on a silicon chip - for the first time. The study demonstrates that complex quantum circuits can be built relatively easily out of silicon and silica - a significant milestone on the road to full-blown quantum computing.

To read more:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17736-codebreaking-quantum-algorithm-run-on-a-silicon-chip.html