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New Public-Key Schemes Based on Elliptic Curves over the Ring ${Z}_n$

Kenji Koyama, Ueli Maurer, Tatsuaki Okamoto, and Scott Vanstone

Advances in Cryptology — CRYPTO '91, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag, vol. 576, pp. 252–266, Aug 1991.

Three new trapdoor one-way 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 public-key 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 one-way function, including zero-knowledge identification protocols. The third class of functions has similar properties to the Rabin trapdoor one-way 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.

BibTeX Citation

    author       = {Kenji Koyama and Ueli Maurer and Tatsuaki Okamoto and Scott Vanstone},
    title        = {New Public-Key Schemes Based on Elliptic Curves over the Ring ${Z}_n$},
    editor       = {J. Feigenbaum},
    booktitle    = {Advances in Cryptology --- CRYPTO~'91},
    pages        = 252--266,
    series       = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
    volume       = 576,
    year         = 1991,
    month        = 8,
    publisher    = {Springer-Verlag},

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