FWF - IIA - Investigation of Implementation Attacks

  • Wenger, Erich, (Co-Investigator (CoI))
  • Kirschbaum, Mario, (Co-Investigator (CoI))
  • Schmidt, Jörn-Marc, (Principal Investigator (PI))

Project: Research project


In order to provide security for sensitive data on smart cards and embedded systems cryptographic algorithms are used. Unfortunately, even if such an algorithm has been evaluated in a mathematical model, the realization might leak information due to physical aspects of its implementation. Methods that use these aspects are called implementation attacks. They range from side-channel analysis, which exploit unintentionally leaking information during a critical operation, to fault attacks, which try to manipulate the behavior of a device.
Effective start/end date1/03/1030/11/12