A team of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and The University of Innsbruck in Austria has made a huge breakthrough in the field of quantum engineering. According to a report from Computing, researchers have pieced together the first five quantum bits of a full-scale quantum computer.
Quantum computing is (in theory) the next major breakthrough that will totally revolutionize information systems. The linked article discusses the security implications. Quantum computers will be so powerful they could break out currently unbreakable encryption algorithms.