Number theory is the study of the properties and construction of numbers, particularly integers. Prime numbers are of particular interest to number theorists and consequently cryptographers as they are considered the "building blocks" of numbers and produce many interesting results which are useful ...
Is there any new understanding, property, or knowledge that has come from the Number Fields @Home distributed computing project? Has any outcome advanced the study of cryptography, or altered ...
I'm having a hard time understanding the elliptic curve encryption. One thing thing I don't understand is listing all the points on the curve (mod p). Suppose I have the following elliptic curve: y^2 ...
On page 21 of the Rivest's Cryptology chapter, he defines a trapdoor predicate as a boolean function for which it is easy to choose an x such that ...
I am trying to understand the operation of the Dual_EC_DRBG. I'm reading the formal specification (SP 800-90) and can't seem to find a definition of the $\phi$ function used throughout the definition ...