Security Considerations for Conducted and Radiated Emissions

Reid, Jason F., Senadji, Bouchra, & Tang, Tee G. (2005) Security Considerations for Conducted and Radiated Emissions. In Asia Pacific Symposium on EMC Taipei - APEMC 2005, Taipei, Taiwan.


Useful information may be leaked by digital electronic circuits in their conducted and radiated electromagnetic emissions. The leakage signals can be captured and analysed using side-channel analysis techniques. This paper describes a current research project to explore the application of statistical analysis to measured electromagnetic emissions from a smart card system. Experimental results showed that logic state switching transient currents contain information related to the hamming weights of processed data. A differential side channel analysis (DSCA) technique was applied and it demonstrated that good correlation could be obtained when a correct sub-key was encountered.

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ID Code: 6756
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Correlation Power Analysis, Side Channel Analysis, Smart Card Security, Electromagnetic Emissions, Switching Transients, Data Security
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > DATA FORMAT (080400) > Data Format not elsewhere classified (080499)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Institutes > Information Security Institute
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 30 Mar 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:14

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