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Chinmoy Ghosh
Amit Parag
Shrayasi Datta


Now days the information become the valuable assets and private information must be protected from being compromised. Today we use different sophisticated, robust encryption algorithm which are vulnerable to classical computational attack as well as the powerful parallel quantum computer. In this paper, we examine limitations and vulnerabilities and attacks to which Quantum Key Distribution can be exposed.


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Shrayasi Datta, JALPAIGURI GOVERNMENT ENGINEERING COLLEGE Department of Information Technology

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