The Pairing-Based Cryptography Library

News Archive 6

Now Available: My Thesis

My PhD dissertation, "On the Implementation of Pairing-Based Cryptography", talks about many of the algorithms used by the PBC library.

Sat Jun 9 19:18:15 PDT 2007

Git Repository Moved

Since I’ll lose my office machine soon, I moved the git repository to Git doesn’t appear to be installed on any Stanford servers. In fact, Googling for "stanford git" suggests I’m the only person here using this version control system.

Sat May 19 21:04:40 PDT 2007

Released pbc-0.4.10

Mulitplicative subgroups are handled properly so that one can pick random elements and hash to G_T. Hopefully it should be more robust in general. The code is a bit messy though, and I plan to clean it up later.

Mon May 14 23:29:03 PDT 2007

Microsoft Visual C++ Port

Michael Cheng kindly sent me a modified version of PBC 0.4.7 which can be compiled using Microsoft Visual C++. I have made it available on the download page.

I have not tried it myself as I don’t have this particular compiler handy.

Tue Apr 3 19:53:19 PDT 2007

Released pbc-0.4.9

I patched a memory leak reported by Michael Cheng. I forgot to free a temporary variable when I added Lucas sequences (which speed up D and G pairings).

Sun Mar 25 14:41:56 PDT 2007

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