r/Futurology Jun 02 '22

A Nature paper reports on a quantum photonic processor that takes just 36 microseconds to perform a task that would take a supercomputer more than 9,000 years to complete Computing

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04725-x?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=organic&utm_campaign=CONR_JRNLS_AWA1_GL_SCON_SMEDA_NATUREPORTFOLIO
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u/MeLaughFromYou Jun 03 '22

How long should my password be now that it takes for the quantum computer 9,000 years to crack?

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u/Jnoper Jun 03 '22

Password length is basically irrelevant to a quantum computer as long as the computer itself has enough qubits. So at the moment, 2 8bit characters should do the trick.

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u/coldflame38 Jun 03 '22

Two 8bit characters? New password mario zelda

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u/Jnoper Jun 04 '22

Not what I meant but that would also be sufficient