Computational and Energy Costs of Cryptographic Algorithms on Handheld Devices

Helena Rifà-Pous, Jordi Herrera-Joancomartí
2011 Future Internet  
Networks are evolving toward a ubiquitous model in which heterogeneous devices are interconnected. Cryptographic algorithms are required for developing security solutions that protect network activity. However, the computational and energy limitations of network devices jeopardize the actual implementation of such mechanisms. In this paper, we perform a wide analysis on the expenses of launching symmetric and asymmetric cryptographic algorithms, hash chain functions, elliptic curves
more » ... and pairing based cryptography on personal agendas, and compare them with the costs of basic operating system functions. Results show that although cryptographic power costs are high and such operations shall be restricted in time, they are not the main limiting factor of the autonomy of a device.
doi:10.3390/fi3010031 fatcat:yay25oqaabaizes7dchw6ziglu