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Mathematics of Computation

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Evaluation of discrete logarithms in a group of $p$-torsion points of an elliptic curve in characteristic $p$
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Math. Comp. 67 (1998), 353-356 Request permission


We show that to solve the discrete log problem in a subgroup of order $p$ of an elliptic curve over the finite field of characteristic $p$ one needs $O(\ln p)$ operations in this field.
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  • I. A. Semaev
  • Affiliation: 43-2 Profsoyusnaya ul., Apt. 723, 117420 Moscow, Russia
  • Received by editor(s): August 30, 1995
  • Received by editor(s) in revised form: September 11, 1996
  • © Copyright 1998 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 67 (1998), 353-356
  • MSC (1991): Primary 94A60
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  • MathSciNet review: 1432133