Super Thin, ‘Unclonable’ Security System Fends Off Hackers
Kathleen Hamilton, 7 Dec 17
       

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Researchers have created an “unclonable” security device made of a low-cost nanomaterial that can defend computers against hacking.


“It’s maximum security with minimal investment.”


The device, called a “security primitive,” has the highest possible level of structural randomness. Randomness is highly desirable for constructing the security primitives that encrypt and thereby secure computer hardware and data physically, rather than by programming.

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