Memory-Efficient Fault Countermeasures

This paper presented several memory-efficient implementations for preventing fault attacks in exponentiation-based cryptosystems. Furthermore, they are by nature protected against SPA-type attacks and can be combined with other existing countermeasures to cover other classes of implementation attacks. Remarkably, the developed methodology is fully generic (i.e., applies to any abelian group) and allows one to save one memory register (of size a group element) over previous implementations. This last feature is particularly attractive for memory-constrained devices and makes the proposed implementations well suited for smart-card applications.

Provided by: Springer Healthcare Topic: Security Date Added: Nov 2011 Format: PDF

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