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Got lost in the Quantum Loop - New Internet

Hi All

 

Perhaps when one used to stated "Lost in Space", may have real meaning in the near future with a Quantum Loop forming the next so called secure Internet?

 

https://www.securityweek.com/quantum-loop-us-unveils-blueprint-virtually-unhackable-internet?utm_sou...

 

Regards

 

Caute_cautim

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Re: Got lost in the Quantum Loop - New Internet

I was under the impression that several different encryptions where currently being considered that could not be broken by quantum computing. Why secure the cable when you can secure the packet?

 

John-

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Re: Got lost in the Quantum Loop - New Internet


@JKWiniger wrote:

I was under the impression that several different encryptions where currently being considered that could not be broken by quantum computing. Why secure the cable when you can secure the packet?

 

John-


We need both. Securing the cable protects routing information both for accurate routing and to protect against inappropriate contact analysis. This is a major reason for the move form DNS to DNSSEC. Securing the packets protects the data itself. 

 

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Re: Got lost in the Quantum Loop - New Internet

> JKWiniger (Contributor II) posted a new reply in Industry News on 07-26-2020

> I was under the impression that several different encryptions where currently
> being considered that could not be broken by quantum computing. Why secure the
> cable when you can secure the packet?

The "Quantum Internet" idea seems to be based purely on fantasy and unworkable
tech.

But, yes, at the same time NIST is looking for crypto candidates that are not
subject to attack by quantum computers (if we ever get them).

The two topics should not be confused.

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Re: Got lost in the Quantum Loop - New Internet

@rslade But don't worry all this will be implemented much faster that IPv6!

 

And that's my joke of the day!

 

I should go put on my T shirt that says: There's no place like 127.0.0.1

 

Now if I get on that says: There's no place like ::1 would anyone get it?

 

John-

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Re: Got lost in the Quantum Loop - New Internet

> JKWiniger (Contributor II) mentioned you in a post! Join the conversation below:

>   Now if I get on that says: There's no place
> like ::1 would anyone get it?

🙂

Cute.

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