International Journal of Computer Network and Information Security(IJCNIS)

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IJCNIS Vol.5, No.6, May. 2013

A Robust Fault Detection Scheme for the Advanced Encryption Standard

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Hassen Mestiri,Noura Benhadjyoussef,Mohsen Machhout,Rached Tourki

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Security, Fault Attacks, Fault Detection Scheme, Countermeasure, Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)


Fault attacks are powerful and efficient cryptanalysis techniques to find the secret key of the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) algorithm. These attacks are based on injecting faults into the structure of the AES to obtain the confidential information. To protect the AES implementation against these attacks, a number of countermeasures have been proposed.
In this paper, we propose a fault detection scheme for the Advanced Encryption Standard. We present its details implementation in each transformation of the AES. The simulation results show that the fault coverage achieves 99.999% for the proposed scheme. Moreover, the proposed fault detection scheme has been implemented on Xilinx Virtex-5 FPGA. Its area overhead and frequency degradation have been compared and it is shown that the proposed scheme achieves a good performance in terms of area and frequency.

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Hassen Mestiri,Noura Benhadjyoussef,Mohsen Machhout,Rached Tourki,"A Robust Fault Detection Scheme for the Advanced Encryption Standard", IJCNIS, vol.5, no.6, pp.49-55,2013. DOI: 10.5815/ijcnis.2013.06.07


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