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<< As a report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released in April notes, this algorithm [to solve a problem called integer factorization] can be used to efficiently solve the mathematical problems at the heart of three of the most widely-used encryption approaches: Diffie-Hellman key exchange, RSA, and elliptic curve cryptography >>
Edd Gent. Quantum Computers Could CrushToday’s Top Encryption in 15 Years. Nov 24, 2016
Michele Mosca. A quantum of prevention for our cyber-security.