Virtual Analysis and Reduction of Side-Channel Vulnerabilities of Smartcards

Jeremy den Hartog, E.P. De Vink

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    This paper focuses on the usability of the PINPAS tool. The PINPAS tool is an instruction-level interpreter for smartcard assembler languages, augmented with facilities to study side-channel vulnerabilities. The tool can simulate side-channel leakage and has a suite of utilities to analyze this. The usage of the tool, for the analysis of a cryptographic algorithm is illustrated using the standard AES and RSA. Vulnerabilities of the implementations are identied and protective measures added. It is argued, that the tool can be instrumental for the design and realization of secure smartcard implementations in a systematic way.
    Original languageUndefined
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    PublisherCentre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
    Number of pages14
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004

    Publication series

    NameCTIT technical report series
    PublisherUniversity of Twente, Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)


    • IR-56992
    • EWI-5772

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