Monthly Archives: December 2010

Elliptic curve cryptography books

There are many books which mention ECC. Which one should you read? The answer depends on who you are, and what you want to learn. I have grouped the books into four piles, depending on the reader. Introductory cryptography books … Continue reading

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Pairing 2010 Conference

The 4-th International Conference on Pairing-Based Cryptography (Pairing 2010) was held in Yamanaka Hot Spring, Ishikawa, Japan from December 13 to 15. A few stories about Pairing 2010 will probably be kept in people’s minds for a while; for example … Continue reading

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Top 10 papers in ECC

Mara wrote the comment “I don’t want to start by books on ECC, I want to read papers”. A short reply is: go to eprint.iacr.org and read the most recent papers which mention elliptic curves. But the question got me … Continue reading

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eprint 2010/575

Recently, the paper “A Discrete Logarithm Attack on Elliptic Curves” by Otto Johnston was posted on the IACR server as eprint 2010/575. This blog entry makes some general remarks about this work. (Disclaimer: I have not studied the paper in … Continue reading

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