### Quantum Factoring of Primes

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**Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:07 am**At the last user meeting, I had a discussion with someone regarding my concern that existing encryption schemes that depended upon the difficulty of factoring the product of two very large primes were going to be useless once quantum computers made the task no longer difficult.

I was assured that this wasn't going to happen, they didn't even know how to tell quantum computers to do this. Well, they've done it now, less than two months after that discussion:

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-quantum-fa ... caled.html

I was assured that this wasn't going to happen, they didn't even know how to tell quantum computers to do this. Well, they've done it now, less than two months after that discussion:

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-quantum-fa ... caled.html