Computer-stored encryption keys are not safe from side-channel attacks

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by ronjor, Mar 12, 2015.

  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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  2. x942

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    Thanks for the post. Interesting read. I have my air-gap contained in a room that is RF Shielded just to stop things like this.
     
  3. deBoetie

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    The recently reported attacks on TPM keys (and thence Bitlocker) were also side-channel, which is, in a way, reassuring.
     
  4. Yuki2718

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    Good reminder as side-channel is the next major threat to bruteforce against crypt in real world. Most of cryptgraphical attacks are theoretically interesting but not much practically usable, but side-channel is often real threat.
     
  5. x942

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    Agreed. Seeing as all the NSA leaks basically show that is all they use to break crypto currently, I actually feel good that with the proper setup you CAN be secure. The NSA don't have a break through or why would they put the energy into side-channel attacks?
     
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