Enhanced Exhaustive Search Attack on Randomized BSD Type Countermeasure

Dong-Guk HAN
Katsuyuki OKEYA
Tae Hyun KIM
Yoon Sung HWANG
Beomin KIM
Young-Ho PARK

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E89-A    No.5    pp.1316-1327
Publication Date: 2006/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1093/ietfec/e89-a.5.1316
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications)
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Keyword: 
elliptic curve cryptosystem,  side channel attacks,  SPA,  DPA,  BSD representation,  Ha-Moon countermeasure,  Ebeid-Hasan countermeasure,  Agagliate et al.'s countermeasure,  

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Summary: 
We propose a new analysis technique against a class of countermeasure using randomized binary signed digit (BSD) representations. We also introduce some invariant properties between BSD representations. The proposed analysis technique can directly recover the secret key from power measurements without information for algorithm because of the invariant properties of BSD representation. Thus the proposed attack is applicable to all countermeasures using BSD representations. Finally, we give the simulation results against some countermeasures using BSD representation such as Ha-Moon method, Ebeid-Hasan method, and the method of Agagliate et al. The results show that the proposed attack is practical analysis method.