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The case for quantum key distribution

Stebila, Douglas, Mosca, Michele, & Lutkenhaus, Norbert (2009) The case for quantum key distribution. In Sergienko , A, Villoresi , P, & Pascazio , S (Eds.) Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering, Springer, Vico Equense, Italy, pp. 283-296.

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Abstract

Quantum key distribution (QKD) promises secure key agreement by using quantum mechanical systems. We argue that QKD will be an important part of future cryptographic infrastructures. It can provide long-term confidentiality for encrypted information without reliance on computational assumptions. Although QKD still requires authentication to prevent man-in-the-middle attacks, it can make use of either information-theoretically secure symmetric key authentication or computationally secure public key authentication: even when using public key authentication, we argue that QKD still offers stronger security than classical key agreement.

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ID Code: 27219
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: quantum key distribution, quantum cryptography
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11731-2_35
ISSN: 1867-8211
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DATA FORMAT (080400) > Data Encryption (080402)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > QUANTUM PHYSICS (020600) > Quantum Information Computation and Communication (020603)
Divisions: Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Institute for Computer Sciences, Social-Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering
Copyright Statement: This is the author-version of the work. Conference proceedings published, by Springer Verlag, will be available via Lecture Notes in Computer Science http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/
Deposited On: 03 Dec 2009 09:41
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:18

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