QNu Labs uses the power of light to protect data over the internet
1 May 2019 12:18 AM GMT
We live in a digital age where mathematically generated keys are being broken by quantum computers. What then is the solution against hacking? QNu Labs, a Bengaluru-based startup provides solutions for making encryption hack-proof and future-proof in the realm of quantum physics.
- Today's Black Hat hackers use super computers or the power of a network of computers by hacking in to millions of computers to use their compute power to break in and steal sensitive information.
- This means that the current mathematical keys used in securing data are challenged by this new way of securing information: neither the person sending the data, nor the recipient have any ideas as to what the key is.
- (L-R): Sunil Gupta, Dr Anil Prabhakar, Prithvi Kini and Mark MathiasStarted in IIT Madras in 2016, but now based in Bengaluru, QNu Labs was founded by Srinivasa Rao Aluri, Sunil Gupta, Mark Mathias and Dr Anil Prabhakar.
- In fact, quantum cryptography rests on two pillars of twentieth-century quantum mechanics: the Heisenberg Uncertainty principle and the principle of photon polarisation.
- According the Heisenberg Uncertainty principle, it is not possible to measure the quantum state of any system without disturbing that system.