I'm relatively new to cryptography, and I would like to know what Elliptic Curve Cryptography and Hyper Ellipic Curve Cryptography (HECC) are, and where they are intended to be used. I have read about them, but I cannot imagine what they do.
What is ECC, and the hyper form of ECC?
edit: i found a tiny discription about ecc, in tag info: ECC stands for Elliptic Curve Cryptography. Elliptic curves are a mathematical structure which allow to define cryptographic operations on them., how should i interpret this?