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SPA Resistant Elliptic Curve Cryptosystem Using Addition Chains

Abstract : There has been a lot of interest in recent years in the problems faced by cryptosystems due to side channel attacks. Algorithms for elliptic curve point scalar multiplication such as the double-and-add method are prone to such attacks. By making use of special addition chains, it is possible to implement a Simple Power Analysis (SPA) resistant cryptosystem. In this paper, a reconfigurable architecture for a cryptographic processor is presented. A SPA resistant algorithm for point multiplication is implemented and is shown to be faster than the double-and-add method. Post place and route results for the processor are given.
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Andrew Byrne, Francis Crowe, William Marnane, Nicolas Méloni, Arnaud Tisserand, et al.. SPA Resistant Elliptic Curve Cryptosystem Using Addition Chains. International Journal of High Performance Systems Architecture (IJHPSA), InterScience, 2007, 1 (2), pp.133-142. ⟨10.1504/IJHPSA.2007.015399⟩. ⟨lirmm-00176433⟩



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