University of Concepción - Chile
Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) is a promising alternative for public-key algorithms in resource-constrained systems because it provides a similar level of security with much shorter keys than conventional integer-based public-key algorithms. ECC over binary field is of special interest because the operations in binary field are thought more space and time efficient. However, the software implementations of ECC over binary field are still slow, especially on low-end processors used in small computing devices such as sensor nodes. In this paper, the authors studied software implementations of ECC.