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2016-01-30, 06:40   #5
Till

"Tilman Neumann"
Jan 2016
Germany

419 Posts

There was another improvement:
https://eprint.iacr.org/2013/400.pdf

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 Originally Posted by CRGreathouse Are there any major cryptosystems working in finite fields of small characteristic -- i.e., with exponents > 1? I didn't think there were many in use before the Joux L(1/4) algorithm, and surely (?) after that any remaining would have been abandoned in droves.
I don't know if any such cryptosystems exist(ed). Probably the major concern is that some of the improvements might be transferred to systems that are widely used.