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Podcast Jan 09, 2023

Root Causes 267: Can Quantum Computers Break RSA Today?

Much has been made of Schor's algorithm and the inevitable defeat of RSA using quantum computers. But a new research paper suggests a quantum computer may be applied to the problem in a fundamentally different way, hastening RSA's demise beyond even our current expected timelines. In this episode we discuss this new research, reactions to it, and its potential implications.

  • Original Broadcast Date: January 9, 2023