Will These Algorithms Save You From Quantum Threats?

In 1994, A Bell Labs mathematician named Peter Shor cooked up an algorithm with frightening potential. By vastly reducing the computing resources required to factor large numbers—to break them down into their multiples, like reducing 15 to 5 and 3—Shor’s algorithm threatened to upend many of our most popular methods of encryption.


By Amit Katwala for Wired

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