Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

Manuel Bejarano Carmona , pp. 70. ING/School of Engineering, 2012.

The work

Författare / Author: Manuel Bejarano Carmona
Titel / Title: A simple and low cost platform to perform Power Analysis Attacks
Abstrakt Abstract:

Power Analysis Attacks use the fact that power consumption in
modern microprocessors and cryptographic devices depends on the
instructions executed on them and so, it varies with time. This leak-
age is mainly used to deduce cryptographic keys as well as algorithms
by direct observation of power traces. Power Analysis is a recent
field of study that has been developed for the last decade. Since then,
the techniques used have evolved into more complex forms, that some-
times require a variety of skills that makes the subject difficult to start
with. Nowadays it is changeling to tackle the problem without expen-
sive equipment; what is more, the off-the-shelf solutions to do Power
Analysis Attacks are rare and expensive. This thesis aim to provide
a low cost and open platform as an entry point to Power Analysis for
a price under 10 USD. Besides that, it is designed to be able to per-
form Simple Power Analysis and Differential Power Analysis attacks
to a 8 bit microcontroller, including the software needed to automate
the process of taking the measurements. Finally, the platform can be
extended to cover a wide range of microcontrollers, microprocessors
and cryptographic devices by simple insertion in a bread board, which
makes it the perfect device for new comers to the field.

Ämnesord / Subject: Telekommunikation - Telecommunications
Säkerhetsteknik - Security Engineering
Datavetenskap - Computer Science\Electronic Security
Nyckelord / Keywords: power analysis side channel attacks spa dpa simple differential

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id: houn-8vmex7
Program:/ Programme Electrical Engineering with emphasis on Telecommunication
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 06/26/2012
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Examensarbete för högskoleingenjörsexamen/Degreeproject, Bachelor of Science in Engineering


Handledare / Supervisor: Stefan Axelsson
Examinator / Examiner: Sven Johansson
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: ING/School of Engineering

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Files & Access

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