China's Quantum-Key Network, the Largest Ever, Is Officially Online

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    Jan 19, 2018 7:07 PM GMT
    China's Quantum-Key Network, the Largest Ever, Is Officially Online

    https://www.livescience.com/61474-micius-china-quantum-key-intercontinental.html?utm_source=notification
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    Jan 20, 2018 3:46 AM GMT
    I guess I shouldn't have been watching an episode of the Golden Girls while trying to comprehend that article. It went right over my head, might as well have been in Greek...lol.. oh well, I'll keep watching the Golden Girls... No Dunning-Kruger effect here
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    Jan 24, 2018 4:32 PM GMT
    I suspect there is an existing fiber based quantum key network that is just as big.
    We just don't know about it.

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    Jan 24, 2018 4:49 PM GMT
    The display of hubris by the Chinese researcher is both stunning and laughable!

    "Historically, every advance in cryptography has been defeated by advances in cracking technology," Jian-Wei Pan, a researcher at the University of Science and Technology of China and author on this research letter, wrote in an email. "Quantum key distribution ends this battle."

    Uh huh. The entire history of cryptography is a repeated game of cat and mouse. Every major advance leads to claims that the newest system is unbeatable and then some clever and/or lucky person figures out a way to crack it.

    "Military secrets are the most fleeting of all." - Spock, from The Enterprise Incident