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A polynomial-time algorithm for breaking the basic Merkle - Hellman cryptosystem

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The Merkle-Hellman cryptosystem is one of the two major public-key cryptosystems proposed so far. It is shown that the basic variant of this cryptosystem, in which the elements of the public key are modular multiples of a superincreasing sequence, is breakable in polynomial time.

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Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:30 ,  Issue: 5 )