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5th European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS 98)

Side Channel Cryptanalysis of Product Ciphers

John Kelsey, Bruce Schneier, David Wagner, Chris Hall

Keywords : side channels, cryptanablysis, timing attacks, product ciphers

Abstract : Building on the work of Kocher [Koc96], we introduce the notion of side-channel cryptanalysis: cryptanalysis using implementation data. We discuss the notion of side-channel attacks and the vulnerabilities they introduce, demonstrate side-channel attacks against three product ciphers - timing attack against IDEA, processor-flag attack against RC5, and Hamming weight attack against DES - and then generalize our research to other cryptosystems.

(Pages 97-110)

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