Date Added: Dec 2011
The true impact of any public-key cryptosystem can only be evaluated in the context of a security protocol. Secure communication is an intrinsic requirement in any transaction. It is very important to implement cryptosystems securely against the attacks. Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) is coming forth as an attractive public key cryptosystem for mobile/wireless environments compared to traditional cryptosystems like RSA and DSA. ECC fits well for an efficient and secure encryption scheme because it provides better security with smaller key sizes, which results in faster computations, lower power consumption, as well as memory and bandwidth savings.