Foreword by Paul Kocher.- Preface.- Introduction.- Cryptographic Devices.- Power Consumption.- Statistical Characteristics of Power Traces.- Simple Power Analysis.- Differential Power Analysis.- Hiding.- Attacks on Hiding.- Masking.- Attacks on Masking.- Conclusions.- Appendices.- Index.
Power analysis attacks allow the extraction of secret information from smart cards. Smart cards are used in many applications including banking, mobile communications, pay TV, and electronic signatures. In all these applications, the security of the smart cards is of crucial importance.
Power Analysis Attacks: Revealing the Secrets of Smart Cards is the first comprehensive treatment of power analysis attacks and countermeasures. Based on the principle that the only way to defend against power analysis attacks is to understand them, this book explains how power analysis attacks work. Using many examples, it discusses simple and differential power analysis as well as advanced techniques like template attacks. Furthermore, the authors provide an extensive discussion of countermeasures like shuffling, masking, and DPA-resistant logic styles. By analyzing the pros and cons of the different countermeasures, this volume allows practitioners to decide how to protect smart cards.
Smart cards are used as ATM cards, credit cards, SIM cards, signature cards, pay TV cards and citizen cards. The security of these cards is of crucial importance. Power analysis attacks are one of the most effective attacks against cryptographic tokens like smart cards; in such an attack, the power consumption of a token is measured in order to determine the secret key that is used by the token. Power Analysis Attacks: Revealing the Secrets of Smart Cards provides a unified overview and comparison of power analysis attacks. Illustrative examples and case studies are used throughout the monograph to explain the attacks and compare the effectiveness of the different countermeasures. Designed for researchers and smart card developers in industry, this comprehensive volume is also suitable for advanced-level students in computer science.