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Quantum Snake Oil

2002-11-04 18:21:46+00 by TC 2 comments

A start-up has milked a few million out of investors with the promise of quantum keys on fiber channels. Yeah Right! They are spinning Heisenberg with the guarantee that the signal can't be observed and they will spin him again when their key doesn't work.

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#Comment made: 2002-11-04 20:14:09+00 by: TheSHAD0W

I understand how the quantum key system keeps keys from being observed while in transit, but they are still vulnerable to MiTM attacks, which are the biggest threat to private communications, and not line tapping. (In fact, there are key exchange systems that are quite secure and immune to outside observation.)

#Comment made: 2002-11-05 00:32:52+00 by: meuon

when the technology is ACTUALLY that secure.. you just hack the people. Hidden cameras.. a really really good looking woman/man with a flat tire on your way home from work... a little recreational (or not) pharmacology later.. and either you get the information or have blackmail material.