Fast Primitives for Internal Data Scrambling in Tamper Resistant Hardware

  • Eric Brier
  • Helena Handschuh
  • Christophe Tymen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2162)

Abstract

Although tamper-resistant devices are specifically designed to thwart invasive attacks, they remain vulnerable to micro-probing. Among several possibilities to provide data obfuscations, keyed hardware permutations can provide compact design and easy diversification. We discuss the efficiency of such primitives, and we give several examples of implementations, along with proofs of effectively large key-space.

Keywords

Tamper-resistance Probing attacks Data scrambling Keyed permutations Smart-cards 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Eric Brier
    • 1
  • Helena Handschuh
    • 2
  • Christophe Tymen
    • 3
  1. 1.Card Security GroupGemplus Card InternationalGémenosFrance
  2. 2.Gemplus Card InternationalIssy-les-MoulineauxFrance
  3. 3.École Normale SupérieureParisFrance

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