ECC - how does it compare

Hardeep Singh hs2412 at
Mon Oct 29 18:35:23 CET 2007

Hi All

I recently looked at software called 'seccure' which is available for
linux. Its a tool for public key encryption using ECC rather than
prime number factoring.

Here NSA is making a case for ECC.

One advantage that does seem to exist is that there is no need to
persistently store any part of the key - so the threat of someone
meddling with your key on the pen drive seems to be removed.

What do you all think about this?  Should we start building an ECC WOT? :-)

Hardeep Singh

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