Unravelling the Chinese Factoring Algorithm: Is Our Current Encryption Still Safe?
A recent article, posted on the physics ArXiv by Chinese researchers, has caused quite a buzz in the quantum world. These researchers claim to have discovered a new factoring algorithm, which is sublinear in the number of qubits it requires. What does this mean? Well, in one instance they demonstrated factoring of a 48-bit integer (261980999226229) … Continue reading