This quantum chip has been infected with dangerous malware – but for a good cause

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Researchers have designed a chip that incorporates four hardware trojans, which they hope to use to help them study and work out efficient strategies to nullify against such hardware-based attacks.

Designed by researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the chips are meant to efficiently implement post-quantum cryptography, in light of the fact that Quantum computers are expected to render the current encryption algorithms completely useless.