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Conference paper

# On the Function Field Sieve and the Impact of Higher Splitting Probabilities: Application to Discrete Logarithms in $\mathbb{F}_{2^{1971}}$ and $\mathbb{F}_{2^{3164}}$

In this paper we propose a binary field variant of the Joux-Lercier medium-sized Function Field Sieve, which results not only in complexities as low as $L_{q^n}(1/3,(4/9)1/3)$ for computing arbitrary logarithms, but also in an heuristic polynomial time algorithm for finding the discrete logarithms of degree one and two elements when the field has a subfield of an appropriate size. To illustrate the efficiency of the method, we have successfully solved the DLP in the finite fields with $2^{1971}$ and $2^{3164}$ elements, setting a record for binary fields.

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Best Paper Award (by unanimous decision of the Program Committee)

#### Reference

• EPFL-CONF-215123

Record created on 2016-01-19, modified on 2016-08-09