
On the lightweight authenticated semiquantum key distribution protocol without Trojan horse attack
Recently, Tsai et al. (Laser Phys. Lett. 17, 075202, 2020) proposed a li...
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Upper Bound of Collective Attacks on Quantum Key Distribution
Evaluating the theoretical limit of the amount of information Eve can st...
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𝒫𝒯Symmetric Quantum State Discrimination for Attack on BB84 Quantum Key Distribution
Quantum Key Distribution or QKD provides symmetric key distribution usin...
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Quantum MeetintheMiddle Attack on 7round Feistel Construction
Quantum attacks on Feistel constructions have attracted much more attent...
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Quantum Period Finding against Symmetric Primitives in Practice
We present the first complete implementation of the offline Simon's algo...
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Quantum Internet under random breakdowns and intentional attacks
Quantum networks will play a key role in distributed quantum information...
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Perspective – On the thermodynamics of perfect unconditional security
A secure key distribution (exchange) scheme is unconditionally secure if...
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From Practice to Theory: The "Bright Illumination" Attack on Quantum Key Distribution Systems
The "Bright Illumination" attack [Lydersen et al., Nat. Photon. 4, 686689 (2010)] is a practical attack, fully implementable against quantum key distribution systems. In contrast to almost all developments in quantum information processing (for example, Shor's factorization algorithm, quantum teleportation, BennettBrassard (BB84) quantum key distribution, the "PhotonNumber Splitting" attack, and many other examples), for which theory has been proposed decades before a proper implementation, the "Bright Illumination" attack preceded any sign or hint of a theoretical prediction. Here we explain how the "ReversedSpace" methodology of attacks, complementary to the notion of "quantum sidechannel attacks" (which is analogous to a similar term in "classical"  namely, nonquantum  computer security), has missed the opportunity of predicting the "Bright Illumination" attack.
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