[cryptography] Well, that's depressing. Now what?

Nico Williams nico at cryptonector.com
Sat Jan 28 12:22:40 EST 2012


On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 2:33 AM, Noon Silk <noonslists at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 6:55 PM, Nico Williams <nico at cryptonector.com> wrote:
>> Until we see scalable quantum authenticated quantum secrecy / key
>> distribution, QKD is not suitable for production deployment.
>
> Right, but two things: 1) who disagrees with that? not me, 2) this
> isn't what my original comment was about.
>
>> [...]
>> , but QKD as a product sure is.
>
> Again, this is a useless statement in it's general form; you need to
> be specific.

I don't see how I could have been much more specific given the two
things you quoted from me.  Let's turn it around: what QKD products do
you think are not snake oil today?  Please be specific (list products
currently on sale) and back up the assertion with a rationale,
remembering that this is in comparison to classical cryptography
technology.  Feel free to also point to literature about QKD
technologies perhaps not yet on the market but which might change
everything, and again, back up your assertions.

Nico
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