Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2012/077

MAGNITUDE SQUARED COHERENCE BASED SCA

Sebastien Tiran and Amine Dehbaoui and Philippe Maurine

Abstract: Magnitude Squared Coherence is a signal processing tool that indicates how well two time domain signals match one with the other by tracking linear dependencies in their spectral decomposition. This paper introduces different ways of using the Magnitude Squared Coherence for Side Channel Analysis. This distinguisher has several advantages over well-known distinguishers.

Category / Keywords: Secure Circuit, Side Channel Attacks, Distinguisher

Date: received 17 Feb 2012, last revised 12 Mar 2012

Contact author: tiran at lirmm fr

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