ECDSA

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

ECDSA, also known as the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm, is a version of the widely-used DSA algorithm which can achieve similar levels of security using a smaller key size. It does this by using elliptic curve cryptography, which is a public key cryptography technique developed in the mid-2000s. Rather than basing its security on a large integer that is the product of multiple large prime factors, it uses an ECDLP (elliptic curve discrete logarithmic problem).

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