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Shor's algorithm

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Shor's algorithm is a quantum algorithmic computing process for cryptography.[1] Basically, it solves the following problem: Given an integer , find its prime factors.

Its effectiveness may eventually undermine the security of the important RSA encryption device.

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  1. Shor, P.W. (1994). "Algorithms for quantum computation: discrete logarithms and factoring". Proceedings 35th Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science. IEEE Comput. Soc. Press: 124–134. doi:10.1109/sfcs.1994.365700. ISBN 0818665807. S2CID 15291489.