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Israel has entered the quantum communications arms race, announcing it's going to build a national demonstrator for “spooky” communications. Don't get too excited: the network isn't going to protect ordinary punters' communications yet. The NIS 7.5 million (US$2.13 million) project is an academic demonstrator to be built at …

  1. DropBear Silver badge

    Put in front of hackers to see what they think

    I salute that approach. I swear I'm only mildly paranoid but I get twitchy too when told "it's unbreakable by definition, nothing to see here, move along..."

    1. Yet Another Anonymous coward Silver badge

      Re: Put in front of hackers to see what they think

      The quantum bit is completely unbreakable.

      The terminals at both ends, the routing, the authentication, the machine you are displaying the message on however ...

      Like HTTPS on ebay, it confirms that your credit card details are perfectly encrypted on their way to the scammer on the other end of the transaction

  2. Jason Bloomberg Silver badge
    Joke

    Rockin' all over the world

    Presumably everyone else can build their own lab, sit back and and rely on entanglement to give them every discovery Israel comes up with.

    1. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
      Holmes

      Re: Rockin' all over the world

      Given that it is Israel we are talking aboutm Jehova is sure to decorrelate such attempts at freeloading!

      As for the case for enriched uranium, secrets diffuse into Israel, not out of it.

      will use single photons as the communications medium

      Shurely "will use (entangled) photons as the correlation medium" would be the correct way of putting it.

      1. bollos
        Alert

        "..secrets diffuse into Israel, not out of it."

        indeed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efxLhJDtoiY

  3. MonkeyNuts.Com
    Joke

    Surely success in this field by Israel means they accept a two state solution?

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