Side-channel attack using meet-in-the-middle technique

Jongsung Kim, Seokhie Hong

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In this paper, we introduce a new side-channel attack using block cipher cryptanalysis named a meet-in-the-middle attack. Using our new side-channel technique we show that advanced encryption standard (AES) with reduced 10 masked rounds is broken, which is faster than the exhaustive key search attack. This implies that one has to mask the entire rounds of the 12-round 192-bit key AES to prevent our attacks. Our result is the first one to analyse AES with reduced 10 masked rounds, while the previous best known side-channel attack is on AES with reduced eight masked rounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)934-938
Number of pages5
JournalComputer Journal
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Sept


  • AES
  • hamming weight measurement
  • security
  • side-channel attak

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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