A press release
from Sun Microsystems announces their recent contributions to the OpenSSL project.
"Sun has contributed an Elliptic Curve cryptography code implementation to
the OpenSSL (Secure Socket Layer) project. Elliptic Curve cryptography is an
emerging public-key cryptosystem which provides the same degree of security as
those used in SSL today with approximately one-eighth the key size. This
makes the technology especially useful for mobile devices and other small
devices that are limited in the power, CPU performance, memory, or bandwidth.
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