20160128, 23:43  #1 
Apr 2012
3^{3}·13 Posts 
..New algorithm shakes up cryptography"?
http://www2.cnrs.fr/en/2393.htm
"..considered to be one of the 'holy grails' of algorithmic number theory.." I haven't heard much shakin' going on. 
20160129, 00:07  #2  
Undefined
"The unspeakable one"
Jun 2006
My evil lair
5,879 Posts 
Quote:
"Amazing breakthrough that will make you doubt the foundations of modern science!!!!!" "See 73 things that will astound you and make you question your beliefs!!!!!" "Researches discover major flaw in Internet security, OMG the world is coming to an end!!!111eleven" 

20160129, 17:46  #3 
"Tilman Neumann"
Jan 2016
Germany
3×139 Posts 
Is this what you're talking about?
https://eprint.iacr.org/2013/095.pdf 
20160129, 20:58  #4 
Aug 2006
1732_{16} Posts 
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.

20160130, 06:40  #5  
"Tilman Neumann"
Jan 2016
Germany
3×139 Posts 
There was another improvement:
https://eprint.iacr.org/2013/400.pdf Quote:


20160130, 09:33  #6  
Bamboozled!
"πΊππ·π·π"
May 2003
Down not across
3^{2}·11·103 Posts 
Quote:
Char 2 has nice properties which makes arithmetic on binary computers rather easy. 

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