Cryptography and quantum computers by Rames Sarwat and special guest
March 1, 2018. We present the latest ElevenPaths Talks Special Edition of the third season with our CSA Manager, Rames Sarwat, and a special guest, Dr. Alfonso, a reputed cryptography expert to ask him about this and other related topics in order to clear any doubts and to understand the state-of-the-art quantum technology and its expected evolution in the coming years. We hope you find it interesting. Do not miss it!
#11PathsTalks: Cryptography and quantum computers
In recent years, we have heard a lot about quantum computers and how they have a calculation power far superior to the most powerful supercomputers. They allow us to solve problems that today are considered impossible and are able to solve complex mathematical problems that today would require millions of computers running for decades to be solved. We use the encryption of information every day for connecting securely to web pages, in our WhatsApp messages, to protect the information on our mobile devices or electronic signatures with our digital certificate; these are based on one of the mathematical problems.
We can see news about how these computers are already being manufactured, about how governments and large corporations like NASA, IBM, Microsoft o Google, already have them and this raises unsettling questions regarding whether our encrypted information is still secure, if the documents we sign can be modified without our consent or if it will be possible to impersonate anyone on the Internet, either now or in the near future.
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