September 1981 | NTIA Technical Report TR-81-81

The Discrete Logarithm Public Cryptographic System

John E. Hershey

Abstract: The report is a study and primer of the discrete logarithm public key cryptographic system. Implementation and strengths and weaknesses are discussed.

Keywords: cryptography; Diffie-Hellman system; finite field logarithms; MITRE system; public key cryptography

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