Introduction to public-key cryptography

Roberto M. Avanzi, Tanja Lange

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In this chapter we introduce the basic building blocks for cryptography based on the discrete logarithm problem that will constitute the main motivation for considering the groups studied in this book. We also briefly introduce the RSA cryptosystem as for use in practice it is still an important public-key cryptosystem.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Elliptic and Hyperelliptic Curve Cryptography
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781420034981
ISBN (Print)1584885181, 9781584885184
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2005
Externally publishedYes

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© 2006 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics
  • General Computer Science


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