Date: 24 Nov 2000

A Public Key Cryptosystem and a Signature Scheme Based on Discrete Logarithms

Abstract

A new signature scheme is proposed together with an implementation of the Diffie - Hellman key distribution scheme that achieves a public key cryptosystem. The security of both systems relies on the difficulty of computing discrete logarithms over finite fields.

This work was supported by the NSF under contract ECS83 07741 while the author was at the information systems laboratory. Stanford University.