Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2000/022

ACE: The Advanced Cryptographic Engine

Thomas Schweinberger and Victor Shoup

Abstract: This document describes the Advanced Cryptographic Engine (ACE). It specifies a public key encryption scheme as well as a digital signature scheme with enough detail to ensure interoperability between different implementations. These schemes are almost as efficient as commercially used schemes, yet unlike such schemes, can be proven secure under reasonable and well-defined intractability assumptions. A concrete security analysis of both schemes is presented.

Category / Keywords: implementation /

Date: received 25 May 2000, revised 14 Aug 2000

Contact author: sho at zurich ibm com

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