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Quantum malware, will it own your computer before it exists!?

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http://arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0505126

This is a pretty crazy and very interesting paper on quantum malware.

One part of the paper I liked spoke about a quantum virus or worm which replicates itself (probabilistically, due to the no-cloning theorem13,14) over the network.

This has some interesting implications, possibly changing the way virii replicate. Read more about the no-cloning theorem here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No-cloning_theorem

How about malware that you cant predict the "payload"?

Also Danny and I will be at the Venerable Santa Fe Institute next week for a workshop on "Modern Malware".

http://www.santafe.edu/events/workshops/index.php/Modern_Malware:_Underlying_Causes_and_Potential_Solutions

If you happen to be there, say hello!

V.