Tag Archives: ECC

Elliptic-Curve Cryptography, Simplified

March 18, 2014 by Tim Moses     1 Comment

As both standalone and networked computing capabilities continue to grow in-line with Moore’s law, key sizes for the most widely used public-key cryptographic systems have to grow disproportionately fast. This trend makes a switch to elliptic-curve cryptography (ECC) more and more attractive. Unfortunately, ECC has a reputation for being difficult to understand. And this reputation, [Read More...]

Filed Under: General Tagged With: elliptic curve cryptography

SSL News from Black Hat and DEF CON 2013

September 17, 2013 by Bruce Morton     No Comments

Every year we review some of the presentations at Black Hat and DEF CON that discuss SSL, TLS and HTTPS. Here is the list from 2013. The Factoring Dead: Preparing for the Cryptopocalypse Download: Slides by Alex Stamos, Tom Ritter, Thomas Ptacek and Javed Samuel This presentation looked into the recent leaps in solving discrete [Read More...]

Filed Under: SSL, SSL Deployment Tagged With: Breach, C.R.E.A.M., DEF CON

Elliptic Curve Cryptograph (ECC) Demo

April 22, 2011 by Bruce Morton     No Comments

Elliptic curve cryptography (ECC) for use on the Internet is gaining more support and interoperability amongst application developers. Entrust is proud to announce that ECC-based digital certificates are now supported by the full suite of Entrust Authority solutions. The promise of ECC is greater security for a given key length. This allows implementations to use [Read More...]

Filed Under: SSL Deployment, Technical Tagged With: Technical