Elliptic curve cryptosystems (ECCs) are becoming more popular because of the reduced number of key bits required in comparison to other cryptosystems (for example, a 160 bit ECC has roughly the same security strength as 1024 bit RSA).

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## Irina Alexandra Negrii 7 months, 1 week ago

an elliptic curve cryptosystem can be implemented on very low cost microprocessors with reasonable performance..an elliptic curve scalar multiplication with a fixed point, which is the core operation for a signature generation, can be performed in a group of order approximately 2134 in less than 2 seconds Unlike other implementations