Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2021/383

GLV+HWCD for 2y^2=x^3+x/GF(8^91+5)

Daniel R. L. Brown

Abstract: This report considers combining three well-known optimization methods for elliptic curve scalar multiplication: Gallant--Lambert--Vanstone (GLV) for complex multiplication endomorphisms $[i]$ and $[i+1]$; 3-bit fixed windows (signed base 8); and Hisil--Wong--Carter--Dawson (HWCD) curve arithmetic for twisted Edwards curves.

An $x$-only Diffie--Hellman scalar multiplication for curve $2y^2=x^3+x$ over field size $8^{91}+5$ has arithmetic cost $947\textbf{M} + 1086\textbf{S}$, where $\textbf{M}$ is a field multiplication and $\textbf{S}$ is a field squaring. This is approximately $(3.55\textbf{M} + 4.07\textbf{S})$/bit, with $1\textbf{S}$/bit for input decompression and $1\textbf{S}$/bit for output normalization. Optimizing speed by allowing uncompressed input points leads to an estimate $(3.38\textbf{M}+2.95\textbf{S})$/bit.

To mitigate some side-channel attacks, the secret scalar is only used to copy curve points from one array to another: the field operations used are fixed and independent of the secret scalar. The method is likely vulnerable to cache-timing attacks, nonetheless.

Category / Keywords: implementation / elliptic curve cryptosystem

Date: received 22 Mar 2021

Contact author: danibrown at blackberry com

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