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Solving Large Sparse Linear Systems Over Finite Fields
, 1991
"... Many of the fast methods for factoring integers and computing discrete logarithms require the solution of large sparse linear systems of equations over finite fields. This paper presents the results of implementations of several linear algebra algorithms. It shows that very large sparse systems can ..."
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Many of the fast methods for factoring integers and computing discrete logarithms require the solution of large sparse linear systems of equations over finite fields. This paper presents the results of implementations of several linear algebra algorithms. It shows that very large sparse systems can be solved efficiently by using combinations of structured Gaussian elimination and the conjugate gradient, Lanczos, and Wiedemann methods. 1. Introduction Factoring integers and computing discrete logarithms often requires solving large systems of linear equations over finite fields. General surveys of these areas are presented in [14, 17, 19]. So far there have been few implementations of discrete logarithm algorithms, but many of integer factoring methods. Some of the published results have involved solving systems of over 6 \Theta 10 4 equations in more than 6 \Theta 10 4 variables [12]. In factoring, equations have had to be solved over the field GF (2). In that situation, ordinary...
A double large prime variation for small genus hyperelliptic index calculus
 Mathematics of Computation
, 2004
"... Abstract. In this article, we examine how the index calculus approach for computing discrete logarithms in small genus hyperelliptic curves can be improved by introducing a double large prime variation. Two algorithms are presented. The first algorithm is a rather natural adaptation of the double la ..."
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Abstract. In this article, we examine how the index calculus approach for computing discrete logarithms in small genus hyperelliptic curves can be improved by introducing a double large prime variation. Two algorithms are presented. The first algorithm is a rather natural adaptation of the double large prime variation to the intended context. On heuristic and experimental grounds, it seems to perform quite well but lacks a complete and precise analysis. Our second algorithm is a considerably simplified variant, which can be analyzed easily. The resulting complexity improves on the fastest known algorithms. Computer experiments show that for hyperelliptic curves of genus three, our first algorithm surpasses Pollard’s Rho method even for rather small field sizes. 1.
New PublicKey Schemes Based on Elliptic Curves over the Ring Z_n
, 1991
"... Three new trapdoor oneway functions are proposed that are based on elliptic curves over the ring Z_n. The first class of functions is a naive construction, which can be used only in a digital signature scheme, and not in a publickey cryptosystem. The second, preferred class of function, does not s ..."
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Three new trapdoor oneway functions are proposed that are based on elliptic curves over the ring Z_n. The first class of functions is a naive construction, which can be used only in a digital signature scheme, and not in a publickey cryptosystem. The second, preferred class of function, does not suffer from this problem and can be used for the same applications as the RSA trapdoor oneway function, including zeroknowledge identification protocols. The third class of functions has similar properties to the Rabin trapdoor oneway functions. Although the security of these proposed schemes is based on the difficulty of factoring n, like the RSA and Rabin schemes, these schemes seem to be more secure than those schemes from the viewpoint of attacks without factoring such as low multiplier attacks.
Parallel Algorithms for Integer Factorisation
"... The problem of finding the prime factors of large composite numbers has always been of mathematical interest. With the advent of public key cryptosystems it is also of practical importance, because the security of some of these cryptosystems, such as the RivestShamirAdelman (RSA) system, depends o ..."
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The problem of finding the prime factors of large composite numbers has always been of mathematical interest. With the advent of public key cryptosystems it is also of practical importance, because the security of some of these cryptosystems, such as the RivestShamirAdelman (RSA) system, depends on the difficulty of factoring the public keys. In recent years the best known integer factorisation algorithms have improved greatly, to the point where it is now easy to factor a 60decimal digit number, and possible to factor numbers larger than 120 decimal digits, given the availability of enough computing power. We describe several algorithms, including the elliptic curve method (ECM), and the multiplepolynomial quadratic sieve (MPQS) algorithm, and discuss their parallel implementation. It turns out that some of the algorithms are very well suited to parallel implementation. Doubling the degree of parallelism (i.e. the amount of hardware devoted to the problem) roughly increases the size of a number which can be factored in a fixed time by 3 decimal digits. Some recent computational results are mentioned – for example, the complete factorisation of the 617decimal digit Fermat number F11 = 2211 + 1 which was accomplished using ECM.
NFS with Four Large Primes: An Explosive Experiment
, 1995
"... The purpose of this paper is to report the unexpected results that we obtained while experimenting with the multilarge prime variation of the general number field sieve integer factoring algorithm (NFS, cf. [8]). For traditional factoring algorithms that make use of at most two large primes, the ..."
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The purpose of this paper is to report the unexpected results that we obtained while experimenting with the multilarge prime variation of the general number field sieve integer factoring algorithm (NFS, cf. [8]). For traditional factoring algorithms that make use of at most two large primes, the completion time can quite accurately be predicted by extrapolating an almost quartic and entirely ‘smooth ’ function that counts the number of useful combinations among the large primes [l]. For NFS such extrapolations seem to be impossiblethe number of useful combinations suddenly ‘explodes ’ in an as yet unpredictable way, that we have not yet been able to understand completely. The consequence of this explosion is that NFS is substantially faster than expected, which implies that factoring is somewhat easier than we thought.
Recent progress and prospects for integer factorisation algorithms
 In Proc. of COCOON 2000
, 2000
"... Abstract. The integer factorisation and discrete logarithm problems are of practical importance because of the widespread use of public key cryptosystems whose security depends on the presumed difficulty of solving these problems. This paper considers primarily the integer factorisation problem. In ..."
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Abstract. The integer factorisation and discrete logarithm problems are of practical importance because of the widespread use of public key cryptosystems whose security depends on the presumed difficulty of solving these problems. This paper considers primarily the integer factorisation problem. In recent years the limits of the best integer factorisation algorithms have been extended greatly, due in part to Moore’s law and in part to algorithmic improvements. It is now routine to factor 100decimal digit numbers, and feasible to factor numbers of 155 decimal digits (512 bits). We outline several integer factorisation algorithms, consider their suitability for implementation on parallel machines, and give examples of their current capabilities. In particular, we consider the problem of parallel solution of the large, sparse linear systems which arise with the MPQS and NFS methods. 1
Solving Elliptic Curve Discrete Logarithm Problems Using Weil Descent
 JOURNAL OF THE RAMANUJAN MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY
, 2001
"... We provide the first cryptographically interesting instance of the elliptic curve discrete logarithm problem which resists all previously known attacks, but which can be solved with modest computer resources using the Weil descent attack methodology of Frey. We report on our implementation of index ..."
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We provide the first cryptographically interesting instance of the elliptic curve discrete logarithm problem which resists all previously known attacks, but which can be solved with modest computer resources using the Weil descent attack methodology of Frey. We report on our implementation of indexcalculus methods for hyperelliptic curves over characteristic two finite fields, and discuss the cryptographic implications of our results.
Discrete Logarithms and Smooth Polynomials, in Finite
 Contemporary Mathematics, Volume 168, American Mathematical Society
, 1994
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