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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 a conference publication
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
CountryUnited States
Period1/01/00 → …


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.


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

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