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Paper: Towards a Uniform Description of Several Group Based Cryptographic Primitives

Authors:
Maria Isabel Gonzalez Vasco
Consuelo Martínez
Rainer Steinwandt
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URL: http://eprint.iacr.org/2002/048
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Abstract: The public key cryptosystems $MST_1$ and $MST_2$ make use of certain kinds of factorizations of finite groups. We show that generalizing such factorizations to infinite groups allows a uniform description of several proposed cryptographic primitives. In particular, a generalization of $MST_2$ can be regarded as a unifying framework for several suggested cryptosystems including the ElGamal public key system, a public key system based on braid groups and the MOR cryptosystem.
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@misc{eprint-2002-11572,
  title={Towards a Uniform Description of Several Group Based Cryptographic Primitives},
  booktitle={IACR Eprint archive},
  keywords={public-key cryptography /  logarithmic signatures, group based cryptography, braid groups, MOR schemes},
  url={http://eprint.iacr.org/2002/048},
  note={ mvasco@orion.ciencias.uniovi.es 11793 received 16 Apr 2002},
  author={Maria Isabel Gonzalez Vasco and Consuelo Martínez and Rainer Steinwandt},
  year=2002
}