Subject: ANNOUNCE: hecc-0.2
Date: Friday 25th December 2009 16:51:58 UTC (over 8 years ago)
Hi again, this is the second release of hecc, the Elliptic Curve Cryptography Library for Haskell, to be found at http://hackage.haskell.org/package/hecc There are only some smaller changes since the first release **3... * license change to the more common BSD3 * proper benchmarking * speed improvements * timing-attack resistant default point multiplication * simple key generation (given a generator on the curve used) En Detail: There are now 2 algorithms for point multiplication, the classic double-and-add (dnadd) and a montgomery ladder(montgladder). Dnadd varies in speed between 200us (degenerate case: long rows of zeroes) and 4.6ms while montgomery ladder (almost, see **1) always takes its 4.6ms. **2 Notes: **1 except when multiplying by binary numbers with trailing long rows of zeroes (e.g. 2^254), in which case it also takes 200us (cache?... anybody got more ideas how to fix this?) **2 Test HW: 2.4Ghz Core2, accompanying src/bench.hs, projective coordinates used **3 (due to an annoyingly complicated fracture of my main hand) This library still uses plain Haskell, in case anybody wants to ask... ;-) Still considered alpha, so beware of dragons! Almost enjoying holidays, welcoming feedback, Marcel -- Marcel Fourné OpenPGP-Key-ID: 0x74545C72 A good library is preferable to a tool, except when you just need that one tool.