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        Title           : Pairing-Friendly Curves
        Authors         : Yumi Sakemi
                          Tetsutaro Kobayashi
                          Tsunekazu Saito
                          Riad S. Wahby
	Filename        : draft-irtf-cfrg-pairing-friendly-curves-05.txt
	Pages           : 52
	Date            : 2020-06-09

   Pairing-based cryptography, a subfield of elliptic curve
   cryptography, has received attention due to its flexible and
   practical functionality.  Pairing is a special map defined using
   elliptic curves and it can be applied to construct several
   cryptographic protocols such as identity-based encryption, attribute-
   based encryption, and so on.  At CRYPTO 2016, Kim and Barbulescu
   proposed an efficient number field sieve algorithm named exTNFS for
   the discrete logarithm problem in a finite field.  Several types of
   pairing-friendly curves such as Barreto-Naehrig curves are affected
   by the attack.  In particular, a Barreto-Naehrig curve with a 254-bit
   characteristic was adopted by a lot of cryptographic libraries as a
   parameter of 128-bit security, however, it ensures no more than the
   100-bit security level due to the effect of the attack.  In this
   memo, we list the security levels of certain pairing-friendly curves,
   and motivate our choices of curves.  First, we summarize the adoption
   status of pairing-friendly curves in standards, libraries and
   applications, and classify them in the 128-bit, 192-bit, and 256-bit
   security levels.  Then, from the viewpoints of "security" and "widely
   used", we select the recommended pairing-friendly curves considering

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