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Marc Joye (#195)
Name Marc Joye
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Topic of his/her doctorate. Security analysis of RSA-type cryptosystems
Category public-key cryptography
Keywords RSA, public-key cryptography
Ph.D. Supervisor(s) Jean-Jacques Quisquater
Year of completion 1997
Abstract In 1978, Rivest, Shamir and Adleman introduced the public-key cryptosystem RSA. Thereafter, it was extended to Lucas sequences and elliptic curves. This thesis analyses the security of these cryptosystems in given contexts. In particular, all known major attacks against RSA-type systems (including some attacks due to the author) are reviewed. We also see how these attacks can be avoided.
E-Mail Address marc.joye (at)
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