Faculty Advisor

Martin, William J.

Faculty Advisor

Sunar, Berk

Abstract

This project seeks to advance the differential power analysis MQP of Hnath and Pettengill. Using their work as a foundation, we implement a power analysis attack on the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES). We then evaluate our attack according to the criteria from the DPA Contest. In addition, we explore several strategies to improve the attack. Our attempts result in slight improvements in select cases. We also seek to attack AES using the differential template attack (DTA) of Karakoyunlu and Sunar. Although originally designed to attack physically unclonable functions, we show the DTA can be used against AES. We implement the DTA to attack AES and find it promising, but not entirely successful. We then present our theories on how to improve the DTA.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2011

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Computer Science

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Program

Mathematical Sciences

Advisor Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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