A Study on the Side Channel Attacks in Cloud Data Centers

International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT)          
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Volume-50 Number-3
Year of Publication : 2017
Authors : Basel Hashem Ghallab Abdulsafi, R Suchithra


Basel Hashem Ghallab Abdulsafi, R Suchithra "A Study on the Side Channel Attacks in Cloud Data Centers". International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT) V50(3):164-166, August 2017. ISSN:2231-2803. www.ijcttjournal.org. Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.

Abstract -
Side-channel analysis is a powerful technique that the principle comprises in monitoring some side-channel information like the running time, the power consumption, or the electromagnetic radiation. Side-channel attacks are easy-to-implement while capable attacks against cryptographic implementation and their objectives run from primitives, protocols, modules, and devices to even systems. These attacks represent a genuine risk to the security of cryptographic modules. Processor micro architectural side and covert channel attacks have risen as the absolute most sharp attacks and ones which are difficult to manage, without affecting framework performance. Not at all like electromagnetic or power-based channels, micro architectural side and covert channel don't require physical proximity to the physical proximity. These attacks are non-obtrusive in which an attacker can get private information, for example, secret keys by basically watching the side channel information leakage. (such as the power consumption, timing, and electromagnetic emanations). This survey gives an overview of the side channel attacks, extricates the key elements of the processor's micro architectural functional units ,surveys the methods and techniques utilized in these attacks and is expected to anayse the execution of elliptic bend cryptosystem under side channel attacks.

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These attacks represent a genuine risk to the security of cryptographic modules.