Looked some more at AACS specs. Realized that I don’t know jack about elliptic cryptography. Asked Yuly Billig what he recommends as a gentle introduction to elliptic cryptography for dummies with limited algebra skills.
He recommended “A Course in Number Theory and Cryptography” by N. Koblitz, QA 241.K672. Carleton library has two copies, so next time I am on campus, I shall sign one out. I guess we’ll find out how much of a dummy with limited algebra skills I am.
It’s all about copious spare time.