Pages

Jan 21, 2012

University of Vienna Researchers Quantum Leap Into the Cloud, Ensure Privacy for Distributed Computing

Afraid of the cloud? You're not alone, as rising concerns surrounding the security of distributed computing have led University of Vienna researchers to seek out quantum mechanics as a privacy fix. The team's findings, soon to be published in the journal Science, prove that an end user's data can remain encrypted throughout its journey to and from remote servers, essentially rendering the quantum computer's calculations as "blind."

So, how exactly does this evasive entanglement work? Qubits (or quantum bits) containing the pertinent information are transmitted to a central facility where they're processed according to a specific set of measurements, leaving the resultant computations readable only by the original user. More here.

6 comments:

Major.Mack said...

huh

YeamieWaffles said...

This is interesting news to me, thanks for sharing this as always. Complicated but interesting stuff.

God King said...

Hmm, very interesting post. Following!

Gabrielle said...

Hi! Nice, thanks for sharing

McBama said...

You know it's all the liberal's grand scheme to turn us decent computer users into government fearing doublethinkers, right? That's why Obama wanted to pass SOPA/PIPA through- to extend government control over the cloud!

Following!

Lord Phrozen said...

I don't really get it. :(