absolutely nothing to panic over

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Sat Oct 24 05:37:36 CEST 2015

On 10/06/2015 02:07 PM, Robert J. Hansen - rjh at sixdemonbag.org wrote:
> Australian researchers have figured out how to make a quantum gate on a
> silicon chip. [...] there's absolutely nothing to panic over.

Yup, instead of panicking, we should simply acknowledge the fact
that secret communication is not possible without out-of-channel
key exchange. The dream of circumventing this fact of life with
the alchemy called "public key cryptography" is quickly coming
to its end. It was nice while it lasted, but now is the time to
move on. Like every change of massive technical infrastructure
built on weak foundations this will be difficult and there
will be casualties, but mostly among those that refuse to
abandon public key cryptography as soon as they possibly can.

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