Iain Thomson

>Iain Thomson

Evolving differential power analysis targets SIM cards

Ernest Worthman of Semiconductor Engineering recently noted that differential power analysis (DPA) has been a threat vector on the chip landscape for a number of years. “[DPA] was discovered around the mid 1990s by the [...]

Cracking SIM cards with side-channel attacks

A Jiao Tong University researcher has exploited side-channel attack techniques to crack the encryption codes protecting 3G and 4G cards. “[The cards use] AES-128, which is supposed to be virtually unbeatable by a brute-force attack, [...]