Reading the Crypto Classics: McEliece: “A Public-key Cryptosystem Based on Algebraic Coding Theory”

06.05.2020 10:00-11:00

Speaker: Samed Düzlü, TU Darmstadt, QPC Group | Location: Online

Organizer: Christian Janson

This talk is the first one in the seminar series „Reading the Crypto Classics“ for the very special summer term 2020. The idea of this seminar is to jointly read classical milestone papers in the area of cryptography, to discuss their impact and understand their relevance for current research areas. The seminar is running as an Oberseminar, but at the same time meant to be a joint reading group seminar of the CROSSING Special Interest Group on Advanced Cryptography with all interested CROSSING members being invited to participate.

This issue will cover the paper

McEliece: “A Public-key Cryptosystem Based on Algebraic Coding Theory”

with the following abstract:

„Using the fact that a fast decoding algorithm exists for a general Goppa code, while no such exists for a general linear code, we construct a public-key crypto system which appears quite secure while at the same time allowing extremely rapid data rates. This kind of crypto system is ideal for use in multi-user communication networks, such as those envisioned by NASA for the distribution of space-acquired data.“

Further information about the location
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