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RNS-Based Public-Key Cryptography (RSA and ECC)

  • Dimitris SchinianakisEmail author
  • Thanos Stouraitis
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Abstract

As computer arithmetic advances for computation-bound systems like public-key cryptographic processors become increasingly incremental, researchers tend to focus their quest for advanced performance on alternative number system representations. The stake is not only to further boost up performance but also to explore new cryptanalytic properties offered by such representations. Among various options available, the ancient Residue Number System (RNS) stands out as the main player. This chapter focuses on RNS-based system design for public-key cryptography and highlights important concepts of residue arithmetic application in two of the most popular public-key cryptosystems, namely the RSA and Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC). Starting from basic arithmetic operations and algorithms and progressing to state-of-the-art hardware implementations and useful cryptanalytic properties, the reader will hopefully obtain a holistic overview of the implications, challenges, and unexplored issues of this emerging field.

Keywords

Elliptic Curve Cryptography Modular Multiplication Chinese Remainder Theorem Residue Number System Modular Exponentiation 
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Acknowledgements

Our warmest thanks to Mrs. Elli Kyrmanidou (PhD candidate in LMU Munich) for editing the chapter.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.NOKIA Bell LabsMunichGermany
  2. 2.University of PatrasPatrasGreece
  3. 3.KUSTARAbu DhabiUnited Arab Emirates

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