Forward Secrecy For Google HTTPS using Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange Algorithm

Provided by: International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Engineering & Technology
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
In today's era of the ubiquitous computing, the Internet has become the main mode of data communication. In such an environment, providing security to data becomes a complex task. In Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) is an emerging favorite because requires less computational power, communication bandwidth, and memory when compared to other cryptosystems. In this paper, the authors present Elliptic Curve Cryptography and Diffie-Hellman key agreement, itself is an anonymous (non-authenticated) key-agreement protocol, it provides the basis for a variety of authenticated protocols, and is used to provide forward secrecy for web browsers application using HTTPS. In its popular deployment on the internet, HTTPS provides authentication of the web site and associated web server that one is communicating with, which protects against Man-in-the-middle attacks.

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