Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2005/017

Side Channel Attacks on Implementations of Curve-Based Cryptographic Primitives

Roberto M. Avanzi

Abstract: The present survey deals with the recent research in side channel analysis and related attacks on implementations of cryptographic primitives. The focus is on software contermeasures for primitives built around algebraic groups. Many countermeasures are described, together with their extent of applicability, and their weaknesses. Some suggestions are made, conclusion are drawn, some directions for future research are given. An extensive bibliography on recent developments concludes the survey.

Category / Keywords: public-key cryptography / elliptic curve cryptosystem, hyperelliptic curve cryptosystem, side-channel attacks, countermeasures

Date: received 23 Jan 2005

Contact author: roberto avanzi at ruhr-uni-bochum de

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Note: This survey was originally written as a final report of the AREHCC project for the European Commission.

Version: 20050124:073433 (All versions of this report)

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