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Short Signatures from the Weil Pairing

  • Dan Boneh
  • Ben Lynn
  • Hovav Shacham
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2248)

Abstract

We introduce a short signature scheme based on the Computational Diffie-Hellman assumption on certain elliptic and hyper-elliptic curves. The signature length is half the size of a DSA signature for a similar level of security. Our short signature scheme is designed for systems where signatures are typed in by a human or signatures are sent over a low-bandwidth channel.

Keywords

Hash Function Elliptic Curve Signature Scheme Elliptic Curf Random Oracle 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan Boneh
    • 1
  • Ben Lynn
    • 1
  • Hovav Shacham
    • 1
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentStanford UniversityUSA

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