Unformatted text preview: against this preprocessing stage is discussed in , but I don’t think it’s practical. For the same level of security, the length of signatures is less for Schnorr than for RSA. For example, with a 140-bit q, signatures are only 212-bits long, less than half the length of RSA signatures. Schnorr’s signatures are also much shorter than ElGamal signatures. Of course, practical considerations may make even fewer bits suitable for a given scheme: For example, an identification scheme where the cheater must perform an on-line attack in only a few seconds, versus a signature scheme where the cheater can calculate for years off-line to come up with a forgery. A modification of this algorithm, by Ernie Brickell and Kevin McCurley, enhances its security . Patents
Schnorr is patented in the United States  and in many other countries. In 1993, PKP acquired the worldwide rights to the patent (see Section 25.5). The U.S. patent expires on February 19, 2008. 21.4 Converting Identification Schemes to Signature Schemes There is a standard method of converting an identification scheme into a signature scheme: Replace Victor with a one-way hash function. The message is not hashed before it is signed; instead the hashing is incorporated into the signing algorithm. In principle, this can be done with any identification scheme. Previous Table of Contents Next Products | Contact Us | About Us | Privacy | Ad Info | Home Use of this site is subject to certain Terms & Conditions, Copyright © 1996-2000 EarthWeb Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of EarthWeb is prohibited. Read EarthWeb's privacy statement. To access the contents, click the chapter and section titles. Applied Cryptography, Second Edition: Protocols, Algorthms, and Source Code in C (cloth)
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