Quantum Key Distribution: the bad idea that won't die...

Jack Lloyd lloyd at randombit.net
Wed Apr 21 18:58:19 EDT 2010

On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 05:48:09PM +1000, silky wrote:
> Useless now maybe, but it's preparing for a world where RSA is broken
> (i.e. quantum computers) and it doesn't require quantum computers; so
> it's quite practical, in that sense.

Numerous PK schemes based on coding theory or the shortest vector
problem are available. None of them are vulnerable to Shor's
algorithm. Any of them can be implemented in software and do not
require point to point links.

The introduction to "Post Quantum Cryptography" may be informative:


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