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The race to save the Internet from quantum hackers, read by Benjamin Thompson.

Almost everything we do on the Internet is made possible by cryptographic algorithms, which scramble our data to protect our privacy. However, this privacy could be under threat. If quantum computers reach their potential these machines could crack current encryption systems — leaving our online data vulnerable.

To limit the damage of this so called ‘Q-day’, researchers are racing to develop new cryptographic systems, capable of withstanding a quantum attack.

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