Interesting Wired Article- “The quantum clock is ticking on encryption – and your data is under threat”

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“A time bomb is ticking – but the numbers keep changing, flipping from enough minutes to save the day but not enough time to escape with your own skin. Then it switches again. It’s no action film, it’s the strange threat posed to encryption by quantum computing. The impending exponential leap in processing power will crack some cryptography, but how serious is the threat? If quantum computing takes three decades to truly arrive, there’s no reason to panic. If it lands in ten years, our data is in serious trouble. But it’s impossible to predict with certainty when it will happen.”

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