Thursday, October 13, 2011

A New Era

According to an article I read in Popular Science, a new code has been created that could possibly throw off hackers for good! Siemens, Austrian Research Centers and Graz University of Technology combined efforts to build the first quantum cryptology chip for commercial use. This chip uses a random sequence of numbers from light particles, as opposed to the current method of encrypting using mathematical algorithms which can be cracked with enough time and effort. The quantum cryptographic light lock uses photons to create a completely random code through an optical array of light, which is virtually impossible to break. It seems as if our electronic data can now be secure for good!

1 comment:

  1. Thats awesome! Especially considering the main opposition towards complete use of technology is the fear of hacking! Hopefully this coding technique can be used on a widespread scale.