Factoring with two large primes

Extended Abstract
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 473)


The study of integer factoring algorithms and the design of faster factoring algorithms is a subject of great importance in cryptology (cf. [1]), and a constant concern for cryptographers. In this paper we present a new technique that proved to be extremely useful, not only to achieve a considerable speed-up of an older and widely studied factoring algorithm, but also, and more importantly, to make practical application of a new factoring algorithm feasible. While this first application does not pose serious threats to factorization-based cryptosystems, the consequences of the second application could be very encouraging (from the cryptanalysts point of view).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bell Communications ResearchMorristown
  2. 2.Digital Equipment CorporationSystems Research CenterPalo Alto

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