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A comparative S-index in factoring RSA modulus via Lucas sequences


Abu, Nur Azman and Abdul Latip, Shekh Faisal and Kamel Ariffin, Muhammad Rezal (2016) A comparative S-index in factoring RSA modulus via Lucas sequences. In: 5th International Cryptology and Information Security Conference 2016 (CRYPTOLOGY2016), 31 May-2 June 2016, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. (pp. 20-31).


General Lucas sequences are practically useful in cryptography. In the past quarter century, factoring large RSA modulo into its primes is one of the most important and most challenging problems in computational number theory. A factoring technique on RSA modulo is mainly hindered by the strong prime properties. The success of factoring few large RSA modulo within the last few decades has been due to computing prowess overcoming one strong prime of RSA modulo. In this paper, some useful properties of Lucas sequences shall be explored in factoring RSA modulo. This paper introduces the S-index formation in solving quadratic equation modulo N. The S-index pattern is very useful in designing an algorithm to factor RSA modulo. At any instance in the factoring algorithm, the accumulative result stands independently. In effect, there is no clear direction to maneuver whether to go left or right. The S-index will add another comparative tool to better maneuver in a factoring process. On one hand, it shall remain a theoretical challenge to overcome the strong prime properties. On the other hand, it shall remain a computational challenge to achieve a running time within polynomial time to factor RSA modulo. This paper will propose an avenue to do both using general Lucas sequences.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Institute for Mathematical Research
Publisher: Institute for Mathematical Research, Universiti Putra Malaysia
Keywords: Lucas sequence; RSA factoring; RSA modulus
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2019 23:54
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2019 23:54
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/66502
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