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  • Abstract A recent IEEE Access Paper by Gunn, Allison and Abbott (GAA) proposed a new transient attack against the Kirchhoff-law-Johnson-noise (KLJN) secure key exchange system. The attack is valid, but it is easy to build a defense for the KLJN system. Here we note that GAAs paper contains several invalid statements regarding security measures and the continuity of functions in classical physics. These deficiencies are clarified in our present paper, wherein we also emphasize that a new version of the KLJN system is immune against all existing attacks, including the one by GAA.

published proceedings

  • Metrology and Measurement Systems

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Kish, L. B., & Granqvist, C. G.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Kish, Laszlo B||Granqvist, Claes G

publication date

  • September 2016