Re: gimps schmimps

Patrick Wilken (
Mon, 16 Aug 1999 09:37:45 +1000

>If anyone could figure out a quick way to factor
>the product of two large primes, not only would national security
>be at stake but also the world's banking system. With such
>strong factoring, one could read any encoded message.
>Mathematicians, however, are not losing much sleep worrying
>that someone will discover such a shortcut. spike

But presumably only until we develop reasonable quantum computing. How long is that going to take? <20years? Are their any encryption schemes that will hold up to a QCs assault?

ciao, patrick

Patrick Wilken
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