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Security of elliptic curve cryptosystems over Z_n
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Citation Ruoxi Hu, Weihong Wu. Security of elliptic curve cryptosystems over Z_n. TNS (2023) Vol. 12: 38-45. DOI: 10.54254/2753-8818/12/20230429.
Elliptic curves over Galois fields are widely used in modern cryptography. Cryptosystems based on elliptic curves are commonly deemed more secure than RSA for a given key size. However, with the rapid progress of quantum computing, the security of this traditional systems faces unprecedented challenge. To address this concern, this paper explores the resilience of a generalization of traditional elliptic curve cryptography. That is, we explore elliptic curves over non-prime rings (Zn), instead of fields. Elliptic curves over Zn for a composite integer n has been considered by researchers on information security. However, it is unclear how they stand against the unparalleled power of quantum computers. This article investigates quantum attacks on cryptosystems based on this new paradigm. The conclusion sheds light on the pressing and important task of searching for post-quantum cryptographic systems. In particular, the effectiveness of Shor’s algorithm (or its variation) on such systems is analyzed.
elliptic curve, cryptosystems, security
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