As it stands the security on our mobile phones isn’t as tight as it should be. There are ways for hackers to bypass the lock screen, and for those who don’t bother with a passcode, well, your information is pretty much open to anyone who gains possession of your phone.
Quantum cryptographyis one of the more sophisticated methods at which we can encrypt our information and it is used by banks and other organizations where privacy and security are absolutely essential, but unfortunately such technology is a bit too expensive for the average company and that is why Nokia has teamed up with the University of Bristol in the UK to develop a system that will offer the same level of security, but will fit onto a smartphone and be relatively inexpensive to produce at the same time.
Essentially what this means for you is that in the future, you will be able to protect personal information on your smartphone, such as your contacts, passwords, messages, photos, and basically any data that is sent to and from your smartphone. The system has since been patented by Bristol’s CQP (Center for Quantum Photonics) and Nokia, although it’s hard to say when the system will be integrated in smartphones in the future. If you’d like to learn the more technical side of this system, hit up PhysicsWorld for the details!RELATED
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