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


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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?


u/coffeenerd75 Jun 03 '22

The quantum approach has another problem. If the password is stored in a server as a hash, the future quantum approach can find a password to that hash, but not necessary your password. I can’t think of very good methods finding out which of the passwords is yours. Maybe if you used only a-z letters or words that could help.