Security of Countermeasures Against State-of-the-Art Differential Scan Attacks

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Provided by: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Topic: Security
Format: PDF
Test compression schemes have been claimed to provide a certain level of security against scan-based side-channel attacks. To mitigate these attacks, a number of scan attack countermeasures are proposed in the literature. Recently, a new Differential Scan Attack (DSA) is proposed which focuses on the S-box outputs rather than the S-box inputs as in previous attacks. In this paper, a systematic security analysis of the most popular scan attack countermeasures against this differential scan attack is given. The countermeasures are evaluated when they are used together with industrial test compression schemes on a straightforward AES design.
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