Let me clarify. This is a demonstration of the math behind the factorization problem. Approaches have dropped the requirement from billions of qubits to ~20million to factor 2048-bit RSA in 8 hours.
To be clear, the current leader in quantum computing has a 72 qubit machine. We've got a ways to go before things are truly broken, but advances that drop the requirement this many orders of magnitude just bring us closer a future where ":crypto is fatally broken."
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