- Factoring via strong lattice reduction algorithm : technical report (1997)
- We address to the problem to factor a large composite number by lattice reduction algorithms. Schnorr has shown that under a reasonable number theoretic assumptions this problem can be reduced to a simultaneous diophantine approximation problem. The latter in turn can be solved by finding sufficiently many l_1--short vectors in a suitably defined lattice. Using lattice basis reduction algorithms Schnorr and Euchner applied Schnorrs reduction technique to 40--bit long integers. Their implementation needed several hours to compute a 5% fraction of the solution, i.e., 6 out of 125 congruences which are necessary to factorize the composite. In this report we describe a more efficient implementation using stronger lattice basis reduction techniques incorporating ideas of Schnorr, Hoerner and Ritter. For 60--bit long integers our algorithm yields a complete factorization in less than 3 hours.
- Breaking Knapsack cryptosystems by max-norm enumeration (1996)
- At EUROCRYPT '94 G. Orton proposed a public key cryptosystem based on dense compact knapsacks. We present an efficient depth first search enumeration of l-infinite-norm short lattice vectors based on Hoelder's inequality and apply this algorithm to break Orton's cryptosystem.
- Block reduction for arbitrary norms (1994)
- We generalize the concept of block reduction for lattice bases from l2-norm to arbitrary norms. This extends the results of Schnorr. We give algorithms for block reduction and apply the resulting enumeration concept to solve subset sum problems. The deterministic algorithm solves all subset sum problems. For up to 66 weights it needs in average less then two hours on a HP 715/50 under HP-UX 9.05.