Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2014/579

Scan Based Side Channel Attack on Grain v1

Sonu Kumar Jha

Abstract: In this paper we study a scan based side channel attack against the Grain family of stream ciphers. The attack works because scan chain test of circuits can be transformed into a powerful cryptographic attack due to the properties of scan based technique. So as a result the attack targets the test circuitry. We show how the attacker gains the knowledge about the locations of internal state bits of the NFSR and the LFSR and how he finds the secret key.

Category / Keywords: applications / Scan-based side channel attack; Grain v1; LFSR; NFSR; Stream ciphers

Original Publication (in the same form): 10th International ISC Conference on Information Security and Cryptology

Date: received 24 Jul 2014, withdrawn 12 Sep 2014

Contact author: jhasonu1987 at yahoo com

Available format(s): (-- withdrawn --)

Note: This paper was accepted in 10th International ISC Conference on Information Security and Cryptology, 2013 held in Yazd University, Yazd, Iran.

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