Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2006/482
Countermeasures for the Simple Branch Prediction Analysis
Giovanni Agosta and Gerardo Pelosi
Abstract: Branch Prediction Analysis has been proposed as an attack method to obtain key bits from a cryptographic application.
In this report, we put forth several solutions to avoid or prevent this attack.
The reported countermeasures require only minimal hardware support that is commonly available in modern superscalar processors.
Category / Keywords: implementation / Branch Prediction Analysis, countermeasures, side channel analysis
Date: received 21 Dec 2006
Contact author: pelosi at elet polimi it
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Note: This report synthetizes a series of observations on "On the Power of Simple Branch Prediction Analysis" by Aciicmez, Koc and Seifert.
Version: 20061224:131115 (All versions of this report)
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