Singapore wants to build an unhackable quantum Internet

A technician at work in one of Google's data centres here. Singapore accounts for the largest supply of data centres in the Asia-Pacific region. PHOTO: GOOGLE
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SINGAPORE - Quantum computers have the ability to break encryption codes in seconds, putting the Internet at risk of being hacked.

Enter quantum cryptography, which uses the quantum properties of light particles to create an unbreakable cryptographic algorithm to secure satellite or fibre broadband communications.

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