An international team of researchers from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and the University of St Andrews and the Center for Unconventional Processes of Sciences (CUP Sciences) have created a new uncrackable security system. The system uses optical chips that enable information to be sent from user to user using a one-time un-hackable communication that achieves “perfect secrecy” allowing confidential data to be protected more securely than ever before.
With more and more powerful processors coming out every year and quantum computers coming out very soon, all current encryptions algorithms will be broken. This puts all current and past communications at risk.
The new method uses the classical law of physics to protect the messages and in particular the second law of thermodynamics. Keys generated by the chip, which unlock each message, are never stored and are not communicated with the message, nor can they ever be recreated which adds extra security.
Currently the team is working on commercial applications for this patented technology, which includes a fully functioning demo and building user-friendly software for this system.