Department Seminars

December,06 2018 Screaming Channels: When Electromagnetic Side Channels Meet Radio Transceivers

Seminar Author(s):

Giovanni Camurati

Seminar description:

Screaming Channels: When Electromagnetic Side Channels Meet Radio Transceivers From how far 
can we mount electromagnetic side channel attacks? Are we limited to close physical proximity 
or can we go much further? During this seminar we will see how mixed signal chips with radios 
(e.g., BLE) unintentionally transmit side channel information together with the intended radio 
signals, at a considerable distance. We will show how we have discovered this type of leak and 
how we can exploit it to break AES at several meters (we have a proof of concept at 10 m in an 
anechoic room). 
The session will be interactive, with some demos.

Contact(s):

Apvrille Ludovic

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