Paper 2019/137

TEDT, a Leakage-Resilient AEAD mode for High (Physical) Security Applications

Francesco Berti, Chun Guo, Olivier Pereira, Thomas Peters, and François-Xavier Standaert


We propose TEDT, a new Authenticated Encryption with Associated Data (AEAD) mode leveraging Tweakable Block Ciphers (TBCs). TEDT provides the following features: (i) It offers asymptotically optimal security in the multi-user setting. (ii) It offers nonce misuse-resilience, that is, the repetition of nonces does not impact the security of ciphertexts produced with fresh nonces. (iii) It offers KDM security in the multi-user setting, that is, its security is maintained even if key-dependent messages are encrypted. (iv) It offers full leakage-resilience, that is, it limits the exploitability of physical leakages via side-channel attacks, even if these leakages happen during every message encryption and decryption operation. (v) It can be implemented with a remarkably low energy cost when strong resistance to side-channel attacks is needed, supports online encryption and handles static & incremental associated data efficiently. Concretely, TEDT encourages leveled implementations, in which two TBCs are implemented: one needs strong and energy demanding protections against side-channel attacks but is used in a limited way, while the other only requires weak and energy efficient protections and performs the bulk of the computation. As a result, TEDT leads to considerably more energy efficient implementations compared to traditional AEAD schemes, whose side-channel security requires to uniformly protect every (T)BC execution.

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Secret-key cryptography
Publication info
Preprint. MINOR revision.
Authenticated encryptionre-keyingtweakable block cipherbeyond-birthday boundmulti-user securityside-channel securitykey-dependent messages securityleveled implementationslow energy implementations.
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chun guo @ uclouvain be
2019-02-13: received
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      author = {Francesco Berti and Chun Guo and Olivier Pereira and Thomas Peters and François-Xavier Standaert},
      title = {TEDT, a Leakage-Resilient AEAD mode for High (Physical) Security Applications},
      howpublished = {Cryptology ePrint Archive, Paper 2019/137},
      year = {2019},
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