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Submission + - defending against quantum attacks

user24 writes: "Security Focus is running a story that may be a little ahead of it's time;

"In the weird world of quantum computing, the state of computer systems networked together is so fragile that a read access to a single quantum bit, or qubit, on one machine would require a network-wide reset."

"I want to maintain the quantum computer in a good state until, magically, the answers appear. Stray cosmic rays and things like that — if they interact with this stuff, then something changes and the computer crashes. The thought is that people could do that on purpose.""

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