Implementing Hidden Field Equations (HFE) in Java
This project is an Java implementation of a public key cryptography system
called "Hidden Field Equations" (HFE).
It was part of my visiting year at University College Cork
(Ireland) and was accepted for the Irish Signals and Systems Conference 2002.
You can access
Parts of the source code can certainly be used in other projects. E.g. the finite field
operations for GF(2^n), and also matrix operations (including LU decomposistion).
- the project documentation as
PDF file (430 kB each),
- the Java source code (590 kB)
of this implementation,
- the javadoc
documentation (930 kB) of the source code, and
- a tar-file (260 kB)
with both the source code, the classes, and the javadoc documentation.
Use "tar -xzf jhfe.tar.gz" to untar it.
However, the software comes with no warranty as it is free of charge.
There is also a special version called QuartzLight which
implements a research version of the public key signature system Quartz.
In addition, my Master's Thesis (Diplomarbeit) deals with HFE.
Christopher Wolf, 2002-10-05 eMail: hfe (at) Christopher-Wolf.de