My latest Math Review on Quantum Keys

Click MR2921421 to download my review of Skobelev’s article On the Computational Security of Quantum Algorithms. Hint: Eve wins if she can control the classical channel and have good stats on the pseudo-random number generator.

McEliece encryption system cracked

Researcher Tanja Lange at TU/e in the Netherlands reported to have succeed in cracking the McEliece crptosystem.

The software that was used can crack the McEliece encryption system within fourteen days, with the help of the computing power of one hundred computers. This feat was carried out recently by means of several dozens of computers, scattered throughout the world, according to Lange.