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Re: [tor-talk] Will Quantum computing be the end of Tor and all Privacy?

Flipchan writes:

> I dont think so, quantum 4times at fast so we just need to generate 4times as strong keys the entropy will just be bigger, But as Long as we are not useing like 56 bit des keys its okey

You're probably thinking of safety of symmetric encryption, where there
is a quadratic speedup from quantum computers.


The situation is a lot worse with public-key encryption, where there
is a much bigger speedup


So experts generally believe that we don't really need new symmetric
encryption algorithms to defend against quantum computers (things like
AES are OK), but we do need new public-key algorithms (things like RSA
are not OK).  This is discussed in the beginning of


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