[cryptography] side channel analysis on phones
thierry.moreau at connotech.com
Sat Mar 9 09:00:31 EST 2013
> [...], I'm expecting
> there to be no special hardware access via Android/Java.
> [...] normally the developer has no control over which phone the
> product will be used on. There isn't a lot of point in developing for
> some special hardware features.
Yet there is one such point: side-channel attack countermeasures.
>> Has anyone done any side channel analysis on phones?
Aren't side channel attacks hardware-specific, almost by definition?
If so, this original post postulates an impossible problem statement:
hardware abstraction can not assist countermeasures for
>> [...] how to limit the
>> possibilities of attacking the keys from another app.
OK, now you insert O/S abstraction and O/S-specific threats.
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