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Elliptic Curve Cryptography based Threshold Cryptography (ECC-TC) Implementation for MANETs


Levent Ertaul, Nitu J. Chavan


Vol. 7  No. 4  pp. 48-61


A Mobile Ad hoc Network (MANET) consists of multiple wireless mobile devices that form a network on the fly to allow communication with each other without any infrastructure. Due to its nature, providing security in this network is challenging. Threshold Cryptography (TC) provides a promise of securing this network. In this paper, our purpose is to find most suitable ECC algorithm compared to RSA. Through our implementation of Elliptic Curve Cryptography -based Threshold Cryptography (ECC-TC), we have explored three most-efficient ECC encryption algorithms and put forth possibility of using these ECC-TC algorithms in different scenarios in a MANET. We compare all ECC-TC results and suggest an algorithm that would be most suitable for MANET. Finally, we put forth a new secret sharing alternative that limit communication overheads for transmitting multiple secrets at the same time.


Threshold Cryptography, Elliptic Curve Threshold Cryptography, Security in MANETs.