Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2015/1215

Simpler, Faster, and More Robust T-test Based Leakage Detection

A. Adam Ding and Cong Chen and Thomas Eisenbarth

Abstract: The TVLA procedure using the t-test has become a popular leakage detection method. To protect against environmental fluctuation in laboratory measurements, we propose a paired t-test to improve the standard procedure. We take advantage of statistical matched-pairs design to remove the environmental noise effect in leakage detection. Higher order leakage detection is further improved with a moving average method. We compare the proposed test with standard t-test on synthetic data and physical measurements. Our results show that the proposed tests are robust to environmental noise.

Category / Keywords: Power analysis, Leakage detection, T-Test

Date: received 18 Dec 2015, last revised 11 Mar 2016

Contact author: teisenbarth at wpi edu

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Note: COSADE 2016 pre-proceedings version

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