A team from Tsinghua University and Zhejiang University developed a new algorithm and demonstrated that it can factor integers up to 48 bits with just 10 superconducting qubits. Using this as the basis, the team estimated that only 372 qubits would be sufficient to break RSA 2048. https://www.secrss.com/articles/50595
This development is most significant in that previous studies estimated that 4000+ logical qubits would be needed to factor RSA 2048 [https://www.classiq.io/insights/shors-algorithm-explained]. You may recall that IBM unveiled the Osprey Quantum processor back in Nov 2022, which has 433 qubits. Consequently, the technology needed to break the RSA cryptographic system is technically available today!
This development highlights the urgency for governments and organisations to commence planning for the transition to Quantum-resistant cryptographic protocol. While our professor and CTO are studying the technical details of this new algorithm and will share with you further insights in due course, it is something great to write about.
Utilizing the IronCAP™ Toolkits, we have developed the industry’s first quantum-safe email encryption software, IronCAP X™ that everyone can use today on their classical computers. Besides setting a precedent for developing a practical solution using IronCAP™‘s post-quantum cryptography, we can also help vendors to become the First Movers of their respective solutions for the quantum computing era.
You need to act now!
We at IronCAP™ have been trying to educate businesses and individuals that Q-day (the day the first quantum hack is publicly recognized) is around the corner and everybody needs to gear up. Nation states and governments are already at it, how about you? To learn more, visit www.ironcap.ca.
IronCAP™ is our latest innovation for the post-quantum cybersecurity. This patent-protected, post-quantum cryptographic system is based on the Goppa Code-based cryptographic technology. It has embedded our proprietary subclass of (L, G) making it not only more secured but also has faster cryptographic operations (key generation, encryption, decryption) than the traditional Goppa Code-based technology (McEliece). We are offering a live demonstration for the general public to try and experience the strength of IronCAP™ post-quantum encryption easily. To learn more, visit www.ironcap.ca.