Misusing elliptic curves in key agreement protocols

Berkant Ustaoğlu (IYTE)
November 30, time: 10:15, place: B259
Abstract: Cryptography intersects various scientific fields. Achieving true security is a highly non-trivial task. One of the many reasons is easy miscommunication among the various fields. This talk will illustrate the above idea: initially we will develop a model for secure and authentic key establishment. Then employing some plain ideas we will point out how things can go wrong. Lastly, we will extend those principles to elliptic curves arguing that omitting simple for in one field details when communicating knowledge leads to major issues more so if the ingredients require in depth understanding in specialised areas.