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Challenges with Assessing the Impact of NFS Advances on the Security of Pairing-Based Cryptography

  • Alfred MenezesEmail author
  • Palash Sarkar
  • Shashank Singh
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10311)

Abstract

In the past two years there have been several advances in Number Field Sieve (NFS) algorithms for computing discrete logarithms in finite fields \({\mathbb F}_{p^n}\) where p is prime and \(n > 1\) is a small integer. This article presents a concise overview of these algorithms and discusses some of the challenges with assessing their impact on keylengths for pairing-based cryptosystems.

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Acknowledgements

We thank the referees for their comments which helped improve the presentation of the paper.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Combinatorics and OptimizationUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada
  2. 2.Applied Statistics UnitIndian Statistical InstituteKolkataIndia
  3. 3.InriaNancyFrance

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