Government backs quantum cryptography

Monday, 1 March 2004, 1:48 PM EST

The government is putting its weight behind quantum cryptography as a key way of making communications hack-proof.

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the emerging technologies division of the e-Envoy's office have unveiled a project to investigate and encourage developments in the technology.

Speaking at the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit's second e-Crime Congress last week, Bernard Frieder, the e-Envoy's director of emerging technologies, told delegates that quantum cryptography could change the way business is done.

"Quantum cryptography is an entirely new way of looking at security: it is immune to hacking," he said.

By Daniel Thomas at vnunet.

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