Elliptic Curve Cryptography: If Only It Didn’t Use Advanced Maths

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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  2. RockLobster

    RockLobster Registered Member

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    Yes it is well beyond me, I read the wikipedia article and I know about as much about elliptic curve cryptography now as I did before I read it except to to say it appears there are attack surfaces which include weak curves, something called the discrete logarithm problem and the power of quantum computers.
    The article is linked to another about Supersingular Isogeny Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange which is supposed to be better than ECDHE, is designed to be unaffected by discrete logarithm solving attacks and to resist attack by quantum computers which render all current encryption schemes insecure... It seems to me SIDHE is what we should be using already.
     
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