Conference Keying — From Napier’s Logs to Elliptic Curves

Discrete logarithm methods -such as with Diffie-Hellman — are not efficient these days as the prime number often has 2,048 bits or more. We thus focus more on elliptic curve methods, and which are much faster. The basics of them is to convert g^x (mod p) into xG, and where G is the base point on a curve, and x is the scalar. We thus perform a point multiplication rather than an exponential…

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