International Association for Cryptologic Research

International Association
for Cryptologic Research


Olivier Benoit


Side-channel Analysis of Six SHA-3 Candidates
Olivier Benoit Thomas Peyrin
In this paper we study six 2nd round SHA-3 candidates from a side-channel cryptanalysis point of view. For each of them, we give the exact procedure and appropriate choice of selection functions to perform the attack. Depending on their inherent structure and the internal primitives used (Sbox, addition or XOR), some schemes are more prone to side channel analysis than others, as shown by our simulations.
Efficient Use of Random Delays
Olivier Benoit Michael Tunstall
Random delays are commonly used as a countermeasure to inhibit side channel analysis and fault attacks in embedded devices. This paper proposes a different manner of generating random delays. The alternative proposed increases the desynchronisation compared to uniformly distributed random delays. It is also shown that it is possible to reduce the amount of time lost due to random delays, while maintaining the increased variation.
Mobile Terminal Security
The miniaturization of electronics and recent developments in biometric and screen technologies will permit a pervasive presence of embedded systems. This - and the inclusion of networking capabilities and IP addresses in many handheld devices - will foster the widespread deployment of personal mobile equipment.\smallskip This work attempts to overview these diverse aspects of mobile device security. We will describe mobile networks' security (WLAN and WPAN security, GSM and 3GPP security) and address platform security issues such as bytecode verification for mobile equipment and protection against viruses and Trojan horses in mobile environment - with a concrete J2ME implementation example. Finally we will turn to hardware attacks and briefly survey the physical weaknesses that can be exploited to compromise mobile equipment.\smallskip

Program Committees

CHES 2017