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Discrete Logarithms

  • Johannes A. Buchmann
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Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)

Abstract

In this chapter, we discuss the difficulty of the discrete logarithm problem (DL problem). The security of many public-key cryptosystems is based on the difficulty of this problem. An example is the ElGamal cryptosystem (see Section 8.6).

Keywords

Cyclic Group Group Element Prime Divisor Multiplicative Group Discrete Logarithm 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Johannes A. Buchmann
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  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceTechnical UniversityDarmstadtGermany

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