A Smart Card Implementation of the McEliece PKC

  • Falko Strenzke
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-12368-9_4

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6033)
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Strenzke F. (2010) A Smart Card Implementation of the McEliece PKC. In: Samarati P., Tunstall M., Posegga J., Markantonakis K., Sauveron D. (eds) Information Security Theory and Practices. Security and Privacy of Pervasive Systems and Smart Devices. WISTP 2010. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 6033. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


In this paper we present a smart card implementation of the quantum computer resistant McEliece Public Key Cryptosystem (PKC) on an Infineon SLE76 chip. We describe the main features of the implementation which focuses on performance optimization. We give the resource demands and timings for two sets of security parameters, the higher one being in the secure domain. The timings suggest the usability of the implementation for certain real world applications.


Public key encryption scheme code-based cryptography post quantum cryptography smart card implementation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Falko Strenzke
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.FlexSecure GmbHGermany
  2. 2.Cryptography and Computeralgebra, Department of Computer ScienceTechnische Universität DarmstadtGermany

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