Fault Analysis of Grain-128 by Targeting NFSR

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6737)


Fault attack is one of the most efficient form of side channel attack against implementations of cryptographic algorithms. This kind of attacks have been shown to be extremely successful against stream ciphers. The eStream cipher Grain-128 has already been shown to be weak against fault attack, when faults are injected in the LFSR. In this paper, we show that Grain-128 can also be attacked by inducing faults in the NFSR. The attack requires about 56 fault injections for NFSR and a computational complexity of about 221.


Stream Cipher Grain-128 Side Channel Attack Fault Attack NFSR Fault Attack 


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  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringIndian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia

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