## A GENERIC APPROACH TO SEARCHING FOR JACOBIANS (2007)

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### BibTeX

@MISC{Sutherland07ageneric,

author = {Andrew V. Sutherland},

title = { A GENERIC APPROACH TO SEARCHING FOR JACOBIANS},

year = {2007}

}

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### Abstract

We consider the problem of finding cryptographically suitable Jacobians. By applying a probabilistic generic algorithm to compute the zeta functions of low genus curves drawn from an arbitrary family, we can search for Jacobians containing a large subgroup of prime order. For a suitable distribution of curves, the complexity is subexponential in genus 2, and O(N 1/12) in genus 3. We give examples of genus 2 and genus 3 hyperelliptic curves over prime fields with group orders over 180 bits in size, improving previous results. Our approach is particularly effective over low-degree extension fields, where in genus 2 we find Jacobians over F p 2 and trace zero varieties over F p 3 with near-prime orders up to 372 bits in size. For p = 2 61 − 1, the average time to find a group with 244-bit near-prime order is under an hour on a PC.