Bachelor of Science
Major or Concentration
Given an arbitrary abelian group A, one may form the generalized dihedral group D(A). As D(A) is usually non-abelian, this makes it a possible candidate for use with certain non-commutative key exchange protocols. Specifically, we examine the security of using D(A) with the Ko-Lee key exchange protocol. An appropriate presentation for D(A) is developed alongside methods for computing within the group in the context of the Ko-Lee protocol. Lastly we show that for such groups Ko-Lee is susceptible to a polynomial time attack.
Lloyd, Christopher, "The Ko-Lee Key Exchange Protocol with Generalized Dihedral Groups" (2016). Student Research Submissions. 53.