Canadian Scientists Decode Clues to Defend Quantum Computing Networks from Hackers
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Canadian Scientists Decode Clues to Defend Quantum Computing Networks from Hackers

The present tech-savvy world has not only made people super-advanced in using technologies but also has significantly expanded the risks of cyber attack and assaults, all across the world. However, a team of Canadian scientists has successfully decoded the clues that can protect quantum computing networks – the ultra-modern and super-secure computers – from external cyber attacks. The researchers from the University of Ottawa in Canada have programmed the very first high-dimensional quantum cloning instrument that can shield quantum computing networks from cyber crooks.

It is a technological advance that is expected to assist the developers and administrators to safeguard their quantum computing systems from the potential cyber assaults. With the advancement of technology, most of the computing technologies including both the traditional network and ultra-modern quantum system have become more vulnerable to cyber assail and hacking, and to guard this potential; the Canadian scientists have succeeded in getting the clues which will be helpful in studying the quantum computing networks.

The traditional computing systems allow the cyber crooks and hackers just to copy and paste transmitted data and replicates it in its original form. On the other hand, Quantum systems, until now, are believed to be safer than the traditional computing technology as they provide secured data transmission through its network. Any attempts to replica the transmitted Quantum data causes fuzzy and degenerates version of the original information, thus overcoming the purposes of cyber felons to hack the network and breach the secure data.

But, for the first time, a team of scientists, headed by Professor Ebrahim Karimi, an associate of uOttawa’s Department of Physics and proprietor of the Canada Research Chair in Structured Light and a doctoral academic Frédéric Bouchard have successfully decoded the networks of quantum data transmission and infringed the protected data. The scientists, by drawing on a quantum cloning device called ‘qudits’ have succeeded in duplicating the photons that broadcast information. This advance holds the clues that can pave paths for the scientists to decode the hack-proof manners for quantum computing networks.

The complete details of the study are published in the academic journal ‘Science Advances’, under which, the scientists have presented the detailed clarification of the traditional computer systems, which uses zeros and ones, and are extremely vulnerable to cyber attacks alongside the super-advanced quantum computing, where bits of data can simultaneously clinch multifaceted states beyond zero and one.