Re: Rabin vs. RSA/ElGamal

"David Wagner" <daw@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Many textbooks are thoroughly confused on this point, because they fail
to distinguish between a primitive ...

The OP's original question was why people don't use Rabin more.

I think that misleading textbooks and other misinformation is the
main reason. Rabin has some advantages (which are probably
irrelevant for most people), but a lot of people seem to think
that it is unusable for some reason.


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