Quantum decoys create uncrackable code

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By Mark Buchanan THE long-running battle between coders and code-breakers could soon be over, as a breakthrough in quantum cryptography has brought uncrackable codes a step closer. To exchange a coded message, the sender and recipient must somehow share a secret sequence of 0s and 1s that is used as a key to encode and decode the message. The problem is finding a way to exchange the key without it being intercepted. To achieve this, cryptographers have developed the technique known as quantum key distribution,