Cache storage attacks

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    Covert channels are a fundamental concept for cryptanalytic side-channel attacks. Covert timing channels use latency to carry data, and are the foundation for timing and cache-timing attacks. Covert storage channels instead utilize existing system bits to carry data, and are not historically used for cryptanalytic side-channel attacks. This paper introduces a new storage channel made available through cache debug facilities on some embedded microprocessors. This channel is then extended to a cryptanalytic side-channel attack on AES software.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    PublisherSpringer Verlag
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Print)9783319167145
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
    EventCryptographer`s Track at RSA Conference - , United States
    Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    ConferenceCryptographer`s Track at RSA Conference
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    Period1/01/00 → …


    • Cache-timing attacks
    • Covert channels
    • Side-channel attacks
    • Storage channels
    • Timing attacks

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science(all)
    • Theoretical Computer Science


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