Design of public key cryptosystems using idempotent elements

J. P. Pieprzyk*, D. A. Rutkowski

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The authors concentrate their attention on a modification of public key cryptosystems (PKC) based on the knapsack problem. The modification concerns the generalization of the PKC invented by R. C. Merkle and M. E. Hellman (1978). In order to specify the considerations, some properties of idempotent elements in algebraic rings are recalled.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEUROCON 84
Subtitle of host publicationComputers in communication and control, 26-28 September 1984
Place of PublicationLondon, UK
PublisherPeter Peregrinus Ltd
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0863410294
Publication statusPublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes
Event6th European Conference on Electrotechnics, EUROCON 84: Computers in Communication and Control - Brighton Centre, Kings Road, Brighton, United Kingdom
Duration: 26 Sept 198428 Sept 1984


Conference6th European Conference on Electrotechnics, EUROCON 84
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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