When Quantum Computers Get Dangerous
This ability poses a threat to cybersecurity because quantum technology can quickly crack the encryption algorithms currently used to guarantee confidentiality and security on the internet. The quantum algorithm Shor can even crack the most secure method, asymmetric encryption. Accordingly, as we adopt quantum computing, encryptions and passwords will need to be replaced by passwordless authentication and other creative solutions.
Read this guide to learn about the following:
- How quantum computers work and the challenges of adopting them
- How encryption works and the dangers associated with it
- How the quantum algorithms Shor and Grover can crack encryption
- Password authentication and other alternatives