Smart Cards Under Attack-Literally

Warren, Ken
March 2006
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Mar2006, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p34
Trade Publication
The article cites that the security of smart cards is the primary reason for its market growth. Smart cards are described as self-contained security units which can provide unparalleled barriers to fraud and piracy. But then the Cryptography Research Inc. has discovered a vulnerability called Differential Power Analysis which is a power analysis attack that attempts to compromise data on a device by monitoring the electrical activity of the chip.


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