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Title: A Little Something on the Side: Exploration of Power Side-channels in Embedded Cryptography

Abstract

Given the ubiquity of embedded devices in modern society, strong cryptographic solutions are a necessity to ensure privacy and security. In addition to the challenges that traditional cryptography faces, embedded cryptography is more vulnerable to side-channel attacks due to its location in the hands of the (un)trusted user. We propose that adjusting the mathematical properties of the cryptosystems can affect the information leakage through these side-channels. Our experimental results confirm that the information leakage from power side-channels is heavily affected by both the mathematical structure as well as discrete implementation choices.

Authors:
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  1. Idaho National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
US DOE CESER
OSTI Identifier:
1545531
Report Number(s):
INL/EXP-19-54970-Rev000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: INL Intern Expo, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Falls, 08/08/2019 - 08/08/2019
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 - MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; embedded cryptography; side channel analysis

Citation Formats

Myers, Riley, and Erbes, Robert J. A Little Something on the Side: Exploration of Power Side-channels in Embedded Cryptography. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Myers, Riley, & Erbes, Robert J. A Little Something on the Side: Exploration of Power Side-channels in Embedded Cryptography. United States.
Myers, Riley, and Erbes, Robert J. Thu . "A Little Something on the Side: Exploration of Power Side-channels in Embedded Cryptography". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1545531.
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abstractNote = {Given the ubiquity of embedded devices in modern society, strong cryptographic solutions are a necessity to ensure privacy and security. In addition to the challenges that traditional cryptography faces, embedded cryptography is more vulnerable to side-channel attacks due to its location in the hands of the (un)trusted user. We propose that adjusting the mathematical properties of the cryptosystems can affect the information leakage through these side-channels. Our experimental results confirm that the information leakage from power side-channels is heavily affected by both the mathematical structure as well as discrete implementation choices.},
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