Improved side-channel attack on des with the first four rounds masked

Jongsung Kim, Seokhie Hong, Dong Guk Han, Sangjin Lee

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This letter describes an improved sidechannel ttack on DES with the first four rounds masked. Our improvement is based on truncated differentials and power traces which provide knowledge of Hamming weights for the intermediate data computed during the enciphering of plaintexts. Our results support the claim that masking several outer rounds rather than all rounds is not sufficient for the ciphers to be resistant to side-channel attacks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)625-627
Number of pages3
JournalETRI Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct


  • DES
  • Side-channel attack
  • Truncated differential

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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