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Cyberattacks on Quantum Networked Computation and Communications -- Hacking the Superdense Coding Protocol on IBM's Quantum Computers

  title={Cyberattacks on Quantum Networked Computation and Communications -- Hacking the Superdense Coding Protocol on IBM's Quantum Computers},
  author={Carlos Pedro Gonccalves},
The development of automated gate specification for quantum communications and quantum networked computation opens up the way for malware designed at corrupting the automation software, changing the automated quantum communications protocols and algorithms. We study two types of attacks on automated quantum communications protocols and simulate these attacks on the superdense coding protocol, using remote access to IBM’s Quantum Computers available through IBM Q Experience to simulate these… 


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