Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2014/924

Improving the Polynomial time Precomputation of Frobenius Representation Discrete Logarithm Algorithms - Simplified Setting for Small Characteristic Finite Fields

Antoine Joux and CÚcile Pierrot

Abstract: In this paper, we revisit the recent small characteristic discrete logarithm algorithms. We show that a simplified description of the algorithm, together with some additional ideas, permits to obtain an improved complexity for the polynomial time precomputation that arises during the discrete logarithm computation. With our new improvements, this is reduced to O(q^6), where q is the cardinality of the basefield we are considering. This should be compared to the best currently documented complexity for this part, namely O(q^7). With our simplified setting, the complexity of the precomputation in the general case becomes similar to the complexity known for Kummer (or twisted Kummer) extensions.

Category / Keywords: public-key cryptography / discrete logarithm problem, finite fields

Original Publication (in the same form): IACR-ASIACRYPT-2014

Date: received 10 Nov 2014

Contact author: Cecile Pierrot at lip6 fr

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Version: 20141111:123350 (All versions of this report)

Short URL: ia.cr/2014/924

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