Samsung’s new Galaxy Quantum 2 uses quantum cryptography to secure appsThe Quantum 2’s predecessor, called the Galaxy A Quantum, made its debut last year in South Korea, as the world’s first 5G smartphone with integrated quantum cryptography technology. The technology seems rather niche from a user’s perspective, and the Quantum 2’s predecessor has, so far, made little impact outside of South Korea. In the Galaxy A Quantum, those unhackable keys are used to protect various transactions, for example by generating stronger one-time-passwords during two-factor authentication. SK Telecom also lets users create “quantum wallets” on their phones, where useful identity documents like licences, insurance claim documents or even graduation certificates can be encrypted with QRNG. SK Telecom’s services like T World, Pass and T Membership, as well as mobile banking services with Shinhan Bank and Standard Chartered Bank Korea will be provided using QRNG. Like the new Quantum 2, the Galaxy A includes a quantum random number generator (QRNG) that’s designed to secure sensitive transactions against the most sophisticated attacks. SK Telecom Samsung is launching a new smartphone equipped with quantum cryptography technology, which promises to deliver a new level of security to consumer applications like mobile banking.
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