Title: Efficient implementation of power analysis attack resistant advanced encryption standard algorithm on side-channel attack standard evaluation board

Authors: Massoud Masoumi; Pouya Habibi; Ali Dehghan; Mohammad Jadidi; Leila Yousefi

Addresses: Islamshahr Azad University, Islamshahr Branch, P.O. Box 33135-369, Sayad Shirazi Ave., Namaz Sqr., Tehran, Iran ' Islamshahr Azad University, Islamshahr Branch, P.O. Box 33135-369, Sayad Shirazi Ave., Namaz Sqr., Tehran, Iran ' Tarbiat Modares University, No. 7 Jalal-Al-Ahmad Highway, Tehran, Iran ' Islamshahr Azad University, Islamshahr Branch, P.O. Box 33135-369, Sayad Shirazi Ave., Namaz Sqr., Tehran, Iran ' Qazvin Azad University, Barajin Rd, Barajin, Qazvin, Iran

Abstract: This paper presents a practical smart card implementation of advanced encryption standard (AES-128) algorithm combined with a simple yet effective masking scheme to protect it against first-order power analysis attacks in both time and frequency domain. The proposed masking method which is a generalisation of the conventional masking method, stores randomly masked S-box data in a masked table in a more efficient way than conventional masking scheme such that each addressed data in the table uses a different random value which makes the actual processed values uncorrelated to power consumption of the device. The proposed implementation has advantage of easy software implementation, low memory and clock cycle requirement. The target device for evaluating the efficiency of the implementation and countermeasure is the smart card of side-channel attack standard evaluation board (SASEBO-W).

Keywords: AES algorithm; power analysis attacks; masking; SASEBO-W; advanced encryption standard; side-channel attack standard evaluation board; smart cards; cryptography; security.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITST.2016.080392

International Journal of Internet Technology and Secured Transactions, 2016 Vol.6 No.3, pp.203 - 218

Available online: 21 Nov 2016 *

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