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"If it's done right, the system could be absolutely secure," he said. "Even with a quantum computer of the future, a hacker couldn't decipher the key."
Update 2 MINUTES ON... is interesting because it provides insight into the principles underlying com- Laser security coming to you? munications, but it’s not going to solve the problem of securing data on L ater this month at a “If it’s done right, the Ari Juels, chief scientist and the internet,” said Paul conference in Cali- system could be absolutely director of RSA Laboratories, Kocher, president and chief fornia, Jacob (Koby) secure,” he said. “Even with which makes encryption tech- scientist at Cryptography Scheuer of Tel-Aviv Univer- a quantum computer of the nology, has his doubts as well. Research. Optical and sity’s School of Electrical future, a hacker couldn’t “There are limitations to any quantum mechanical Engineering plans to unveil a decipher the key.” system of this kind. It tethers approaches don’t work with new strategy called the UFL Using ﬁber optics to key exchange to a physical packet switched networks, (Ultra-Long Fiber Laser) to operationalize information medium. It also requires an he said. protect data communication security is deﬁnitely possible, authentication infrastructure.” Plus, implementation and defend against hackers. said Rich Baich, principal Others also were criti- weaknesses are the over- Using ﬁber optic and com- for security and privacy at cal. “Research such as this whelming problem in com- puter technology, Scheuer’s Deloitte and Touche. Any- puter security today, he said. system uses binary lock-and- time a new technology is “Exotic methods like this key data sent via light pulses introduced that improves an introduce new ways that that can be unlocked only by the receiver and sender. The foundation of this sys- tem is a new laser invented existing process and security posture, one would assume the advancement would be beneﬁcial. However, he 3,000 The number of miles things can go wrong that aren’t understood.”
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