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Podcast Apr 09, 2021

Root Causes 160: Purpose-built Quantum Computers for Breaking RSA

A new academic paper has described how a purpose-built quantum computer could break RSA encryption in fewer qbits than commonly are thought necessary possible. In this episode our hosts summarize the basic argument in this highly technical paper and its potential implications on the Quantum Apocalypse.

  • Original Broadcast Date: April 9, 2021