Location-Based Encryption Is A Quantum Reality

2010-07-30T13:41:00
ID LOCATION-BASED-ENCRYPTION-QUANTUM-REALITY-073010/74275
Type threatpost
Reporter Donald Sears
Modified 2013-04-17T16:36:26

Description

A research group led by computer scientists at the UCLA Henry Samueli
School of Engineering and Applied Science has proved that cryptography
— the practice and study of hiding information — that is based solely
on physical location is possible by using quantum mechanics. Such a method, the researchers say, allows one to encrypt and decrypt
data at a secure location without pre-sharing any cryptographic keys
that can be used to lock or unlock sensitive information. Read the full article. [Science Daily]