is a new kind of computing. Unlike classical computers which use bits that can be either 1s or 0s, quantum computers use uantum computingqubits. Qubits can represent numerous possible states of 1 and 0 at the same time. They can also influence one another at a distance. Thanks to superposition and entanglement, a quantum computer can process a vast number of calculations simultaneously. This ability would enable quantum computers to break the existing encryption systems. If these encryption methods are broken, the internet and several industries will be adversely impacted. Financial data, national security information … would be vulnerable.
Researchers are working to develop quantum-resistant cryptography while the existing quantum computers are not powerful enough yet. In the wrong hands, quantum computers may soon pose a major threat to society.