BasicCard safe against side-channel attacks?

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Posted by christian ( on March 29, 2004 at 06:05:41:

On this year's CeBIT I saw quite an impressive demonstration of an attack against a smartcard based on peaks in its power consumption.
It was possible to break a secret 16 byte AES key stored on the smartcard in about 10 minutes just by encrypting data and monitoring the power consumption.
So what I'm interested in: Are there any hardware or software countermeasures against this kind of attack implemented in the BasicCard?


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