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Title: A Note on Cryptography and NP$\cap$ CoNP-P
Authors: Brassard, Giles
Fortune, Steven
Hopcroft, John E.
Keywords: computer science
technical report
Issue Date: Apr-1978
Publisher: Cornell University
Abstract: Diffie and Hellman [2] propose the use of the exponential function in a finite field for cryptographic purposes. The proposal is based on the conjecture that the inverse function, the logarithm, is not feasibly computable. We show that a proof of this conjecture would have important consequences for theoretical computer science, even under the assumption that P $neq$ NP.
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