Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2015/614

Bit Security of the Hyperelliptic Curves Diffie-Hellman Problem

Fangguo Zhang

Abstract: The Diffie-Hellman problem as a cryptographic primitive plays an important role in modern cryptology. The Bit Security or Hard-Core Bits of Diffie-Hellman problem in arbitrary finite cyclic group is a long-standing open problem in cryptography. Until now, only few groups have been studied. Hyperelliptic curve cryptography is an alternative to elliptic curve cryptography. Due to the recent cryptanalytic results that the best known algorithms to attack hyperelliptic curve cryptosystems of genus $g<3$ are the generic methods and the recent implementation results that hyperelliptic curve cryptography in genus 2 has the potential to be competitive with its elliptic curve cryptography counterpart. In this paper, we generalize Boneh and Shparlinksi's method and result about elliptic curve to the case of Jacobians of hyperelliptic curves. We prove that the least significant bit of each coordinate of hyperelliptic curves Diffie-Hellman secret value in genus 2 is hard as the entire Diffie-Hellman value, and then we also show that any bit is hard as the entire Diffie-Hellman value. Finally, we extend our techniques and results to hyperelliptic curves of any genus.

Category / Keywords: public-key cryptography /

Date: received 21 Jun 2015

Contact author: isszhfg at mail sysu edu cn

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