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Security and Communication Networks
Volume 2018, Article ID 8214619, 7 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/8214619
Research Article

Quantum Cryptography for the Future Internet and the Security Analysis

1Jiangsu Engineering Center of Network Monitoring, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing, China
2State Key Laboratory of Information Security, Institute of Information Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
3Hunan University of Science and Technology, Xiangtan, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Jian Shen; moc.621@naijnehs_s

Received 28 December 2017; Accepted 29 January 2018; Published 21 February 2018

Academic Editor: Guojun Wang

Copyright © 2018 Tianqi Zhou et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Cyberspace has become the most popular carrier of information exchange in every corner of our life, which is beneficial for our life in almost all aspects. With the continuous development of science and technology, especially the quantum computer, cyberspace security has become the most critical problem for the Internet in near future. In this paper, we focus on analyzing characteristics of the quantum cryptography and exploring of the advantages of it in the future Internet. It is worth noting that we analyze the quantum key distribution (QKD) protocol in the noise-free channel. Moreover, in order to simulate real situations in the future Internet, we also search the QKD protocol in the noisy channel. The results reflect the unconditional security of quantum cryptography theoretically, which is suitable for the Internet as ever-increasing challenges are inevitable in the future.