Improvement of Implementation of Merkle Crypto System
Authors: Arturo Arakelian
Affiliation: University of Georgia
Keywords: Merkle, crypto system, improvement, cryptography
ABSTRACT. This article describes hash-based digital signature systems. These systems are safe against quantum computer attacks. These systems have performance problems. We implemented the Merkle digital signature algorithm using recursion. A performance analysis was conducted. To improve the efficiency in the implementation of this algorithm, we replaced the recursion with loops. An analysis of the resulting implementation was carried out. Changing the implementation gave us very good results.
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