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Run-Time Detection of Prime + Probe Side-Channel Attack on AES Encryption Algorithm
Mushtaq M., , Bhatti M.K., , Lapotre V., Gogniat G.
Published in Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
2019
Abstract

This paper presents a run-Time detection mechanism for access-driven cache-based Side-Channel Attacks (CSCAs) on Intel's x86 architecture. We demonstrate the detection capability and effectiveness of proposed mechanism on Prime+Probe attcks. The mechanism comprises of multiple machine learning models, which use real-Time data from the HPCs for detection. Experiments are performed with two different implementations of AES cryptosystem while under Prime+Probe attack. We provide results under stringent design constraints such as: realistic system load conditions, real-Time detection accuracy, speed, system-wide performance overhead and distribution of error (i.e., false positives and negatives) for the used machine learning models. Our results show detection accuracy of > 99% for Prime+Probe attack with performance overhead of 3-4% at the highest detection speed, i.e., within 1-2% completion of 4800 AES encryption rounds needed to complete a successful attack. © 2018 IEEE.

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JournalData powered by Typeset2018 Global Information Infrastructure and Networking Symposium, GIIS 2018
PublisherData powered by TypesetInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Open AccessNo