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Old 2016-01-30, 09:33   #6
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Originally Posted by CRGreathouse View Post
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.
Hint: do a literature search on characteristic 2.

Char 2 has nice properties which makes arithmetic on binary computers rather easy.
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