Practical Electromagnetic Disturbance Analysis on Commercial Contactless Smartcards

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Provided by: Hindawi Publishing
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
Contactless smart cards are being widely employed in electronic passports, monetary payments, access control systems, and so forth, because of their advantages such as convenience and ease of maintenance. In this paper, the authors present a new side-channel attack method for contactless smart cards. This method exploits the information leakage stemming from Electro-Magnetic Disturbances (EMD). They also made a convenient and low-cost EMD reader board that performs side-channel attacks on contactless smart cards. In order to demonstrate that EMDs can become another information-leakage side channel, they have carried out side-channel analysis on a commercial contactless smart card that performs 128-bit ARIA encryptions, and they have been able to successfully find all 16 bytes of the ARIA key from the target device.
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