Curve25519: New Diffie-Hellman Speed Records

Abstract

This paper explains the design and implementation of a high-security elliptic-curve-Diffie-Hellman function achieving record-setting speeds: e.g., 832457 Pentium III cycles (with several side benefits: free key compression, free key validation, and state-of-the-art timing-attack protection), more than twice as fast as other authors’ results at the same conjectured security level (with or without the side benefits).