Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 10:02 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems "But a powerful new type of computer that is about to be commercially deployed by a major American military contractor is taking computing into the strange, subatomic realm of quantum mechanics. In that infinitesimal neighborhood, common sense logic no longer seems to apply. A one can be a one, or it can be a one and a zero and everything in between - all at the same time. [...] Now, Lockheed Martin - which bought an early version of such a computer from the Canadian company D-Wave Systems two years ago - is confident enough in the technology to upgrade it to commercial scale, becoming the first company to use quantum computing as part of its business." I always get a bit skeptical whenever I hear the words 'quantum computing', but according to NewScientist, this is pretty legit.
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RE[5]: Yes, but
by Lennie on Sat 23rd Mar 2013 10:09 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Yes, but"
Lennie
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That's fine, no great, but the general public doesn't use it. They use HTTPS, maybe POP3S or IMAPS. Or even an IPSEC- or SSL VPN.

Over 25% of the top 200.000 'secure websites' still have SSL2 support enabled, even though it has been know to be insecure since 1995 or 1996:

https://www.trustworthyinternet.org/ssl-pulse/

I doubt any software comes installed with SSL2 enabled by default. So that means that 25% of the people who configure the top 200.000 'secure websites' don't know what they are doing. That is pretty insane.

I also doubt you can find anyone deploying IPSEC VPN in a corporate environment that even knows what Perfect forward secrecy or elliptic curve is and is using an IPSEC gateway that actually supports it.

EDIT/UPDATE correction: at least Windows 2008 servers have SSLv2 enabled by default. So maybe others too. Do we still need it for compatibility, I hope not.

Edited 2013-03-23 10:24 UTC

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