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# Key size

About: Key size is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 2288 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 36260 citation(s). The topic is also known as: key length.

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10 Nov 1993-

TL;DR: This document describes the construction of protocols and their use in the real world, as well as some examples of protocols used in the virtual world.

Abstract: CRYPTOGRAPHIC PROTOCOLS. Protocol Building Blocks. Basic Protocols. Intermediate Protocols. Advanced Protocols. Esoteric Protocols. CRYPTOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES. Key Length. Key Management. Algorithm Types and Modes. Using Algorithms. CRYPTOGRAPHIC ALGORITHMS. Data Encryption Standard (DES). Other Block Ciphers. Other Stream Ciphers and Real Random-Sequence Generators. Public-Key Algorithms. Special Algorithms for Protocols. THE REAL WORLD. Example Implementations. Politics. SOURCE CODE.source Code. References.

3,414 citations

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Abstract: Strong public-key cryptography is often considered to be too computationally expensive for small devices if not accelerated by cryptographic hardware. We revisited this statement and implemented elliptic curve point multiplication for 160-bit, 192-bit, and 224-bit NIST/SECG curves over GF(p) and RSA-1024 and RSA-2048 on two 8-bit microcontrollers. To accelerate multiple-precision multiplication, we propose a new algorithm to reduce the number of memory accesses. Implementation and analysis led to three observations: 1. Public-key cryptography is viable on small devices without hardware acceleration. On an Atmel ATmega128 at 8 MHz we measured 0.81s for 160-bit ECC point multiplication and 0.43s for a RSA-1024 operation with exponent e = 2 16 +1. 2. The relative performance advantage of ECC point multiplication over RSA modular exponentiation increases with the decrease in processor word size and the increase in key size. 3. Elliptic curves over fields using pseudo-Mersenne primes as standardized by NIST and SECG allow for high performance implementations and show no performance disadvantage over optimal extension fields or prime fields selected specifically for a particular processor architecture.

1,113 citations

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26 May 2010-

TL;DR: This work presents a fully homomorphic encryption scheme which has both relatively small key and ciphertext size and allows efficient fully homomorphism over any field of characteristic two.

Abstract: We present a fully homomorphic encryption scheme which has both relatively small key and ciphertext size Our construction follows that of Gentry by producing a fully homomorphic scheme from a “somewhat” homomorphic scheme For the somewhat homomorphic scheme the public and private keys consist of two large integers (one of which is shared by both the public and private key) and the ciphertext consists of one large integer As such, our scheme has smaller message expansion and key size than Gentry’s original scheme In addition, our proposal allows efficient fully homomorphic encryption over any field of characteristic two

790 citations

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04 Oct 2004-

TL;DR: It is demonstrated that public keys can be generated within 34 seconds, and that shared secrets can be distributed among nodes in a sensor network within the same, using just over 1 kilobyte of SRAM and 34 kilobytes of ROM.

Abstract: We present the first known implementation of elliptic curve cryptography over F/sub 2p/ for sensor networks based on the 8-bit, 7.3828-MHz MICA2 mote. Through instrumentation of UC Berkeley's TinySec module, we argue that, although secret-key cryptography has been tractable in this domain for some time, there has remained a need for an efficient, secure mechanism for distribution of secret keys among nodes. Although public-key infrastructure has been thought impractical, we argue, through analysis of our own implementation for TinyOS of multiplication of points on elliptic curves, that public-key infrastructure is, in fact, viable for TinySec keys' distribution, even on the MICA2. We demonstrate that public keys can be generated within 34 seconds, and that shared secrets can be distributed among nodes in a sensor network within the same, using just over 1 kilobyte of SRAM and 34 kilobytes of ROM.

742 citations

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10 Oct 2006-

TL;DR: This paper proposes a new block cipher HIGHT with 64-bit block length and 128-bit key length, which provides low-resource hardware implementation, which is proper to ubiquitous computing device such as a sensor in USN or a RFID tag.

Abstract: In this paper, we propose a new block cipher HIGHT with 64-bit block length and 128-bit key length. It provides low-resource hardware implementation, which is proper to ubiquitous computing device such as a sensor in USN or a RFID tag. HIGHT does not only consist of simple operations to be ultra-light but also has enough security as a good encryption algorithm. Our hardware implementation of HIGHT requires 3048 gates on 0.25 μm technology.

600 citations