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Side Channels in the McEliece PKC

Strenzke, Falko and Tews, Erik and Molter, Gregor and Overbeck, Raphael and Shoufan, Abdulhadi (2008):
Side Channels in the McEliece PKC.
In: Lecture Notes in Computer Science, In: Int. Workshop on Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQCrypto 2008), pp. 216-229, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-88403-3_15,
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Abstract

The McEliece public key cryptosystem (PKC) is regarded as secure in the presence of quantum computers because no efficient quantum algorithm is known for the underlying problems, which this cryptosystem is built upon. As we show in this paper, a straightforward implementation of this system may feature several side channels. Speci?cally, we present a Timing Attack which was executed successfully against a software implementation of the McEliece PKC. Furthermore, the critical system components for key generation and decryption are inspected to identify channels enabling power and cache attacks. Implementation aspects are proposed as countermeasures to face these attacks.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2008
Creators: Strenzke, Falko and Tews, Erik and Molter, Gregor and Overbeck, Raphael and Shoufan, Abdulhadi
Title: Side Channels in the McEliece PKC
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Abstract:

The McEliece public key cryptosystem (PKC) is regarded as secure in the presence of quantum computers because no efficient quantum algorithm is known for the underlying problems, which this cryptosystem is built upon. As we show in this paper, a straightforward implementation of this system may feature several side channels. Speci?cally, we present a Timing Attack which was executed successfully against a software implementation of the McEliece PKC. Furthermore, the critical system components for key generation and decryption are inspected to identify channels enabling power and cache attacks. Implementation aspects are proposed as countermeasures to face these attacks.

Title of Book: Int. Workshop on Post-Quantum Cryptography (PQCrypto 2008)
Series Name: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Number: 5299/2008
Uncontrolled Keywords: Secure Things;Side Channel Attack, Timing Attack, Post Quantum Cryptography
Divisions: LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren > CASED – Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt
LOEWE > LOEWE-Zentren
LOEWE
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2016 00:15
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-88403-3_15
Identification Number: ISS:Strenzke:2008:SideChannels:144
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