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Side-channel Analysis of Gr{\o}stl and Skein

Sylvain Lévêque
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David Vigilant
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In this work, a detailed study of two finalists of the SHA-3 competition from the side-channel analysis point of view is provided. For both functions when used as a MAC, this paper presents detected strategies for performing a power analysis. Besides the classical HMAC mode, two additionally proposed constructions, the envelope MAC for Grøstl and the Skein-MAC for Skein are analyzed. Consequently, examples of software countermeasures thwarting first-order DPA or CPA are given. For the validation of our choices, HMAC-Grøstl, HMAC-Skein as well as the countermeasures were implemented on a 32-bit ARM-based smart card, and power analysis attacks were mounted in practice on both unprotected and protected implementations. Finally, the performance difference between both versions is discussed.
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hal-00738410 , version 1 (04-10-2012)


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Christina Boura, Sylvain Lévêque, David Vigilant. Side-channel Analysis of Gr{\o}stl and Skein. IEEE CS Security and Privacy Workshops - SPW 2012, May 2012, San Francisco, United States. pp.16-26. ⟨hal-00738410⟩


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