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Quantum Cryptography Cracked?

Swedes find vulnerability in supposedly secure quantum cryptography system

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29 April 2008--Quantum cryptography, touted by scientists as the ultimate unbreakable code, may turn out to be susceptible to eavesdropping after all when implemented practically, according to a Swedish duo.

”Quantum codes are supposed to guarantee 100 percent security,” says Jan-Ake Larsson, associate professor of mathematics at Linkoeping University, in Sweden. ”If they don't live up to that promise, that's a problem.”

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Why Functional Programming Should Be the Future of Software Development

It’s hard to learn, but your code will produce fewer nasty surprises

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You’d expectthe longest and most costly phase in the lifecycle of a software product to be the initial development of the system, when all those great features are first imagined and then created. In fact, the hardest part comes later, during the maintenance phase. That’s when programmers pay the price for the shortcuts they took during development.

So why did they take shortcuts? Maybe they didn’t realize that they were cutting any corners. Only when their code was deployed and exercised by a lot of users did its hidden flaws come to light. And maybe the developers were rushed. Time-to-market pressures would almost guarantee that their software will contain more bugs than it would otherwise.

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