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Linear Congruence and Reduction on the Learning with Errors Problem

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DOI: 10.23977/tracam.2024.040101 | Downloads: 5 | Views: 330


Lanxuan Xia 1


1 St. Mark's School, 25 Marlboro Road Southborough, Massachusetts, United States

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Lanxuan Xia


We propose an algorithm to solve general linear Diophantine equations and an algorithm to solve linear congruence problems efficiently using LU decomposition, which means unsafety of cryptography systems based on linear congruence equations. Thus, we focus on the generalization of the argument for a specific reduction of the Learning with Error (LWE) problem established in a previous work ([BLP13]) so that LWE can accommodate for more general choices of matrices. More specifically, we relaxed [BLP13]'s constraint on the choice of the identity matrix to general diagonal matrices. Two examples are presented here to show the validity of our results further.


Linear Diophantine equations, linear congruence, LU decomposition, LWE, lattice-based cryptography, matrices


Lanxuan Xia, Linear Congruence and Reduction on the Learning with Errors Problem. Transactions on Computational and Applied Mathematics (2024) Vol. 4: 1-10. DOI:


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