Distributed Computing

Quantum Physics Used to Secure the Cloud

When Desktop Engineering surveyed its readers last year for our special issue on cloud computing, the biggest concern to moving engineering computing processes to the cloud was security.

Work is being done by the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology (VCQ) at the University of Vienna and the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) to protect  computers from hackers. In this case, quantum physics have been applied to securing data in the cloud from snoops and thieves.

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