Claimed Breakthrough Slays Classic Computing Problem; Encryption Could Be Next

A professor who created an algorithm that may overturn an orthodoxy of computer science has the field’s experts excited.

A professor’s claim to have created an algorithm that dramatically simplifies one of theoretical computer science’s most notorious problems has experts preparing to reconsider a long-established truth of their field. It is also seen as a reminder that similar algorithmic breakthroughs are possible that could weaken the tough-to-crack problems at the heart of the cryptography protecting the world’s digital secrets.


Claimed Breakthrough Slays Classic Computing Problem; Encryption Could Be Next

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