Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Quantum Key Distribution Enters A New Era

I've talked on this blog before about Qantum Computing, and Quantum Key Distribution (QKD).  Today saw a paper published that has the potential the be a game changer for QKD, making it viable for a mas market by enabling QKD over shared fibre optic cabling.

Read my comments about the story on the BBC here.

and fuller account of the developments by me in Scientific American here.

Small Businesses As The Weak Link

Small businesses - those employing a few hundred people or less - are increasingly becoming the target of hackers.

They may not think they have any data worth stealing but even the smallest company can be custodian to information that represents hard cash to criminal gangs: credit card details, customers' names and addresses, or the designs vital to an innovative start-up - all have a ready criminal market.

Read my full article on the BBC.