Russia will protect government information from hacking using quantum computers

Quantum computers are rightfully considered by technology future. Computing machines, which use the properties of atoms and photons to solve the set problems, to a large extent surpass even the most powerful semiconductor supercomputers.

That is why the world's leading corporations today entered the "quantum race" to be the first to gain access to advanced technologies and, as a result, superiority in various fields.

There is also a prototype of a quantum computer in Russia. The 16-qubit machine was presented at the recent Future Technologies Forum in Moscow. Of course, our apparatus is significantly inferior to machines developed by large international corporations.

However, our country had no plans to be drawn into the “quantum race”. Russia, as always, went the other way.

Given the fact that in a few years quantum computers will be able to crack most cryptographic algorithms, this will create a serious threat to national security.

So, based on the foregoing, Russia decided to work ahead of the curve and protect state information from external encroachment.

To do this, our engineers have developed a special communication network, also created on the basis of quantum technologies. The information that is transmitted through it in the form of single-photon laser pulses is completely protected from interception and listening.

In 2021, such a network appeared on the basis of Moscow State University. Then she connected Moscow, St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod. By the end of the year, Voronezh, Rostov-on-Don, Arzamas and Kazan will be connected to the network, and next year Sochi, Volgograd, Samara, Ufa, Perm, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk and other cities will be connected to the network.

But that's not all. In addition to data transfer, the highest level of security must be ensured in the place where they are stored. That is why our largest data center in the country is located on the territory of the Kalinin NPP, where it is not only reliably protected, but also uninterruptedly supplied with electricity. Soon it will be connected to the quantum network.

However, it will not remain the largest for long. This year, an even more powerful and, in fact, the largest data center in Europe will be launched in the Saratov region on the basis of the Balakovo NPP.

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  1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 7 August 2023 21: 53
    Russia will protect government information from hacking

    Funny. Partners will ask and provide everything on a "silver platter". Over the past 30 years, there are hundreds of such examples. And Putin himself always fulfills the requests of his partners. And no quantum computer will help. What kind of protection of state interests can we talk about when half of the government and the presidential administration have permanent residence in other countries, etc.??? There is nothing to say about the deputies of the State Duma! Well, well, grunt, the elections are coming soon.
  2. Vox Populi Offline Vox Populi
    Vox Populi (vox populi) 8 August 2023 09: 34
    Russia will protect government information from hacking using quantum computers

    Of course, only:

    Do not be shy for the dear homeland ..
    I brought enough Russian people,
    He took this railroad too -
    He will bear everything that the Lord sends!

    It will endure everything - and broad, clear
    Breast pave the way for himself.
    The only pity is to live in this beautiful time
    I don’t have to - neither to me nor to you
  3. Krantik Offline Krantik
    Krantik (Alexy) 29 August 2023 10: 15
    Can you laugh? Where is the Commission for Combating Pseudoscience? :)))
    First, I’ll tell you as a layman, as soon as you register somewhere, SMS, calls, spam emails immediately begin to pour in. That is, with end-to-end encryption, it does not give anything. Merge information all and sundry. Accordingly, all loud statements about the security of personal and other data are chatter.
    I remember in the 80s I needed to restore one document, so the archive looked for it for a week. Nowadays, for money, you can get any information on anyone, even on YOURSELF. And quanta won't help.
    Now, as an IT worker, as a system administrator, I will say. If I don’t salt it myself, or someone who works with the database on duty, no information will appear anywhere. For twenty years of work, there have been many hacking attempts, but if the system administrator works, then there are no problems. The main thing is to work on the correct OS, it is clear that not on Windows. Windows is the coolest global virus, no matter what you do in the Pentagon and in other places, information about you will be delivered to everyone interested as quickly as possible.
    And for the whole army - a war, it works on the windows.
    No quanta will help, although the name is not clear to most, so you can cut it. Fact.