Security these days plays a pivotal in keeping your information safe. Everyday people get their credit card information stolen, email addresses broken into — you name it. Even with encryption technologies becoming stronger and stronger, it’s still possible to break with a combination of cleverness and brute force.
Scientists however, have been working on what they claim to be an unbreakable encryption technology that uses principles based on quantum physics.
How it works? Well, using photons to transmit data and specialized keys, the system breaks down when there is an interceptor trying to take snapshots of said photons. Due to the laws of quantum physics, as soon as an observer measures or observes the state of a particle, the particle changes, and is no longer the same — thus producing errors.
Obviously the way quantum cryptography works is much more complex than that