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Towards Acceptable Public-Key Encryption in Sensor Networks
Author: E. Blaß, M. Zitterbart links:
Source: ACM 2nd International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing, pp. 88-93, Miami, Florida, USA, May 2005
One of the huge problems for security in sensor networks is the lack of resources. Based on microcontroller architectures with severe limited computing abilities, strong public-key cryptography is commonly seen as infeasible on sensor devices. In contrast to this prejudice this paper presents an efficient and lightweight implementation of public-key cryptography algorithms relying on elliptic curves. The code is running on Atmels popular 8Bit ATMEGA128 microcontroller, the heart of the MICA2 platform.