Countermeasure for Fault Analysis Attack  
Author Masaya Yoshikawa


Co-Author(s) Hikaru Goto; Kohei Nohara; Kensaku Asahi


Abstract Recently, problems with side-channel attacks have been reported. Side-channel attacks steal confidential information from the cryptographic circuits that are incorporated into the security products. Fault analysis attacks are typical side-channel attacks. Fault analysis attacks intentionally change the intermediate value (generate a fault) during encryption processing and they analyze information in the internal confidential keys based on the difference between a correct cipher and a cipher containing a fault. To secure the safety of electronic devices in the future, into which cryptographic circuits have been incorporated, measures against fault analysis attacks are particularly important. Thus, the present study proposes a new countermeasure for fault analysis attacks.


Keywords Fault analysis attacks, Countermeasure, Tamper resistance, Dependable device
    Article #:  20254
Proceedings of the 20th ISSAT International Conference on Reliability and Quality in Design
August 7-9, 2014 - Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.