A dispute has emerged between experts in quantum cryptography over the effectiveness of a recently discovered attack that takes advantage of implementation flaws in high-security key exchange systems. A paper published in September's Nature Photonics explained how the avalanche photo-detectors used in some commercial quantum …
I hate to sound parochial, but may I ask why a piece on a UK-based website referencing work done in Norway and Germany quotes a price in US* Dollars, rather that NOK, EUR or GBP?
*I take it you mean US since Canadian wasn't mentioned.
Okay El Reg, can we...
.... STOP WITH THE CAPITALS!!!
Blowing $50 grand?
"The attack relied on the use of off-the-shelf commercial, albeit _explosive_ ($50K), kit."
Perhaps you meant expensive?
Quantum effects of an attack
I'm concerned by the alert system employed here. According to the article:
"...resulting in a very high error rate, altering Alice and Bob to the attack."
Troll, because having your hair turned purple is a better alert than sms.