Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2009/248

Cryptanalysis of the MST_3 Public Key Cryptosystem

Simon R. Blackburn, Carlos Cid and Ciaran Mullan

Abstract: In this paper we describe a cryptanalysis of MST_3, a public key cryptosystem based on non-commutative groups recently proposed by Lempken, Magliveras, van Trung and Wei.

Category / Keywords: public-key cryptography / cryptanalysis

Date: received 29 May 2009, last revised 16 Jun 2009

Contact author: s blackburn at rhul ac uk

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