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dc.contributor.authorGunn, L.en
dc.contributor.authorAllison, A.en
dc.contributor.authorAbbott, D.en
dc.identifier.citationScientific Reports, 2014; 4(1):6461-1-6461-6en
dc.description.abstractThe Kish key distribution system has been proposed as a classical alternative to quantum key distribution. The idealized Kish scheme elegantly promises secure key distribution by exploiting thermal noise in a transmission line. However, we demonstrate that it is vulnerable to nonidealities in its components, such as the finite resistance of the transmission line connecting its endpoints. We introduce a novel attack against this nonideality using directional wave measurements, and experimentally demonstrate its efficacy.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityLachlan J. Gunn, Andrew Allison & Derek Abbotten
dc.publisherNature Publishing Groupen
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dc.titleA directional wave measurement attack against the Kish key distribution systemen
dc.typeJournal articleen
pubs.library.collectionElectrical and Electronic Engineering publicationsen
dc.identifier.orcidAllison, A. [0000-0003-3865-511X]en
dc.identifier.orcidAbbott, D. [0000-0002-0945-2674]en
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