IBM warns of instant breaking of encryption by quantum computers: 'Move your data today'
Krishna said that there is a type of encryption, called Lattice cryptography, that mathematically has been proven to be resistant to quantum computing attacks. So far, no known algorithms can break this method of encoding data.
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Not all types of applications will benefit from quantum computers. The best suited are problems that can be broken up into parallel processes. It requires different coding techniques.
"We still don't know which applications will be best to run on quantum computers," Krishna said. "We need a lot of new algorithms"
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Also, there are substantial advances in software technologies needed to take advantage of the computing capabilities of quantum systems. And new algorithms have to be developed to handle the error corrections.
From the comments :
 Have quantum computers actually solved any problems? Is there any actual fully functional quantum computer yet? I mean, this all seems theoretical still. It's good to be prepared, but I'm also prepared for the possibility that quantum computers never actually fulfill their purported promises. It's kind of like graphene, or nuclear fusion  workable technology is said to be 20 years away, and then twenty years passes and it's, once again, still twenty years away.
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