Elliptic Curve Cryptography

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Apr 8, 2013 11:56 AM EDT
Linux Journal; By Joe Hendrix
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When it comes to public key cryptography, most systems today are still stuck in the 1970s. On December 14, 1977, two events occurred that would change the world: Paramount Pictures released Saturday Night Fever, and MIT filed the patent for RSA. Just as Saturday Night Fever helped popularize disco through its choreography and soundtrack, RSA helped popularize cryptography by allowing two parties to communicate securely without a shared secret.

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