Cosmo Lupo, 2020, ‘Towards practical security of continuous-variable quantum key distribution’, Phys. Rev. A 102, 022623. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.102.022623
Rigorous mathematical proofs of the security of continuous-variable quantum key distribution (CV QKD) have been obtained recently. Unfortunately, these security proofs rely on assumptions that are hardly met in experimental practice. Here I investigate these issues in detail, and discuss experimentally friendly workarounds to assess the security of CV QKD. The aim of this paper is to show that there are hidden and unsolved issues and to indicate possible partial solutions. To provide a complete and rigorous mathematical security proof is out of the scope of this contribution.