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Remanence Decay Side-Channel: The PUF Case

Zeitouni, Shaza and Oren, Yossef and Wachsmann, Christian and Koeberl, Patrick and Sadeghi, Ahmad-Reza :
Remanence Decay Side-Channel: The PUF Case.
In: IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 99
[Article] , (2016)

Abstract

We present a side-channel attack based on remanence decay in volatile memory and show how it can be exploited effectively to launch a non-invasive cloning attack against SRAM PUFs — an important class of PUFs typically proposed as lightweight security primitives which use existing memory on the underlying device. We validate our approach using SRAM PUFs instantiated on two 65nm CMOS devices. We discuss countermeasures against our attack and propose the constructive use of remanence decay to improve the cloning-resistance of SRAM PUFs. Moreover, as a further contribution of independent interest, we show how to use our evaluation results to significantly improve the performance of the recently proposed TARDIS scheme, which is based on remanence decay in SRAM memory and used as a time-keeping mechanism for low-power clockless devices.

Item Type: Article
Erschienen: 2016
Creators: Zeitouni, Shaza and Oren, Yossef and Wachsmann, Christian and Koeberl, Patrick and Sadeghi, Ahmad-Reza
Title: Remanence Decay Side-Channel: The PUF Case
Language: German
Abstract:

We present a side-channel attack based on remanence decay in volatile memory and show how it can be exploited effectively to launch a non-invasive cloning attack against SRAM PUFs — an important class of PUFs typically proposed as lightweight security primitives which use existing memory on the underlying device. We validate our approach using SRAM PUFs instantiated on two 65nm CMOS devices. We discuss countermeasures against our attack and propose the constructive use of remanence decay to improve the cloning-resistance of SRAM PUFs. Moreover, as a further contribution of independent interest, we show how to use our evaluation results to significantly improve the performance of the recently proposed TARDIS scheme, which is based on remanence decay in SRAM memory and used as a time-keeping mechanism for low-power clockless devices.

Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security
Volume: 99
Uncontrolled Keywords: ICRI-SC;P3
Divisions: Department of Computer Science
Department of Computer Science > System Security Lab
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio)
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres
Profile Areas
Profile Areas > Cybersecurity (CYSEC)
LOEWE
LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren
LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren > CASED – Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt
DFG-Collaborative Research Centres (incl. Transregio) > Collaborative Research Centres > CRC 1119: CROSSING – Cryptography-Based Security Solutions: Enabling Trust in New and Next Generation Computing Environments
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2016 10:13
DOI: TIFS.2015.2512534
Identification Number: TUD-CS-2016-0008
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