China set up Hack Proof internet

China has set up its first “commercial” use of quantum internet in the northern area of Shandong. This is their latest move in advancing themselves in technology, with claims of this being considered “Hack Proof”. This isn’t the first time they’ve set up a “Hack Proof” communication early this month they did they same thing with Quantum Communications, with sending unhackable information with using only water.

China prides themselves for being on the forefront in the development of quantum Technology. Early in august they successfully sent it’s first unbreakable quantum code, in a prototype satellite to earth. This phenomenal breakthrough was so amazing that the pentagon themselves said it was “notable advance” reported by The Independent.

The Quantum Internet has been set up exclusively by government and official users in Shandong capital Jinan. Although it is not clear on how the system would be operated on such a huge scale.

What this network provides is top shelf protection when using telephone and data communications. So you can communicate without the fear of someone tapping into your network. It’s expected to be connected to Beijing-Shanghai quantum network.

Even though China is at the forefront with this technology that doesn’t mean other countries haven’t been studying this as well. The United States has been studying this for years, but China has been fortunate enough to be the one make it more of a household name.

 

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Quantum Teleportation is Here

Beam me up scotty! Because quantum teleportation is here, well kinda. A team of scientist in China have just made a huge breakthrough in the way we communicate. Try are saying as well this is the most secure way to communicate with others as well, without fear of someone interfering with it.

You may be wondering what this is called well they call it “Quantum Communication” or better known as “Quantum Teleportation”. What they did was send information using only water particles to get from point A to point B. This is the very first time something like this has ever been achieved

What the team of scientist did was information through a 10.8 foot long tank of seawater. But they are predicting that they will be able to use this, secure way of communicating through .55 of open water.

This is all based off a weird phenomenon Albert Einstein called “Spooky at a Distance”. Quantum entanglement in simpler terms is when two particles become extremely link, whatever happens to one happens to the other no matter the distance. Although this is the first time we’ve been able to do this underwater, doesn’t mean this is new at all. Matter of fact we’ve been able to do this in optic fibre and space. Early this year Chinese researchers were able to use quantum entanglement to teleport information to a satellite in earth’s orbit 311 miles away.

As previously mentioned no one had done this underwater before and to conduct this researchers, from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University took seawater from the Yellow sea and putting it into a 3mm tank. Then they created entangle photons (a type of elementary particle) by shooting a beam of light through a crystal. As predicted whatever happened to one happened to the other on the opposite side. The information goes through accurately 98% of the time too.

Many people are predicting as well this might be the new way of communicating through one another. Some people are even going as far saying this might be used to obtain lighting fast internet for everyday people like us to use.

UK citizen serves two years for DDos attacks

The United Kingdom has had enough. Making an example of notorious hacker they are giving a man two years for a DDos attack, and making an example of him for future offenders

Adam Mudd a citizen living in the united kingdom has been charged on three counts, of  computer of misuse. He was reportedly using a service called Titanium Stresser which is a service where people pay for DDos attacks. Which is a service where people pay to “hack” servers and or people. In simple terms a DDos attack is when someone or a large group of people, send massive massive traffic to a site in hopes to crash the servers that are being used. These attacks were made on some pretty big names such as MineCraft, RuneScape, and Microsoft Xbox Live services.

According to the prosecutor he built the Titanium Stresser, when he was around 15 years old. Since then estimately he has 1.7 million people use his service and earning more than $300,000. With about 53,000 being native to the UK. Adam went on later to confirm while he was studying computer science in his college, he breached his school’s security.

From how he manage to get so many users it turns out he was very flexible with payments. You could pay in bulk with $309.99 or 30,000 over the course of five years. He even had a refer a friend scheme to help pay for his service.

According to the records he didn’t live the high life at all, matter of fact it was simple the way he lived. When he got arrested he was sitting in his room on his computer and refused to unlock it, until his father got involved.

Mudd pled guilty to a number of charges. One count of doing unauthorized acts on computers, concealing criminal property, and supplying and offering an article for use in an offense contrary to the Computer Misuse Act.

His lawyer is defending him by saying he’s so out of touch with the real world, spending most of his time online. Due to him being bullied and mistreated at school he lost touch of what his actions could do. Trying so hard to gain friends via online gaming.

 

New York City V.S. Verizon

The City of New York is suing Verizon for failure of providing Fios service to every household. They have sued for not completing certain requirements such as fiber to pass all residents in the city by mid 2014, as well not completing certain installments according to officials.

To no one’s surprise Verizon isn’t to happy about all of this. A spokesperson talking to Technica claims that they have met the terms and agreement to it’s fullest capacity. They are calling on to the Mayor to help them b/c certain landlords restrict them from installing fiber internet in their homes. They have proposed to invest an extra billion dollars to New York city to help appease everyone, but it’s only made things more complicated.

Verizon’s main focus revolve around the way they interpret the term “Pass”. They claim that there was never a firm definition of the words usage in 2008. But NYC government is using a completely different meaning with the word “Pass” that was being used 9 years ago. Verizon believed it to be meant running fiber network routes for older phone lines. Not a literal effort for everyone in the city. To run fiber they need a much faster router that’s capable of it. But the lawsuit in 2008 states that fiber would be available for everyone in a statement “past all of the residence locations in the city”. So it’s coming down to the fine print. As well people interpreting it.

Verizon does have a few stronger arguments against the city. One of the strongest being landlords not letting allowing them install fiber. As well as the city failing to provide a “Competitively-Neutral” letter to give to landlords. When they are denied the right to install Fiber internet.  Also due to the high number of people who want Fios, but can’t get it b/c of their location. However there is some evidence that suggest maybe they aren’t telling the full story.  NYC has attacked them in the past focusing them to bulk up service or even exclusive agreements. Currently the lawsuit is anyone’s game and could go in either way.