Faculty Advisor

Eisenbarth, Thomas

Faculty Advisor

Sunar, Berk

Abstract

Side-channel attacks, in particular, power and electromagnetic analysis attacks, have gained significant attention in recent years because they can be conducted relatively easily, yet are powerful.Two types of attacks are investigated in this project: Simple Electromagnetic Analysis (SEMA), which is extremely effective against asymmetric cryptography such as Rivest Shamir-Adleman Algorithm (RSA) and Differential Electromagnetic Analysis (DEMA), which is commonly implemented against symmetric cryptography such as Advanced En- cryption Standard (AES). This project implements SEMA and DEMA attacks based on the electromagnetic radiation from the Intel Atom Processor during its execution of cryptography algorithms.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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