TITLE

Smart Cards Under Attack-Literally

AUTHOR(S)
Warren, Ken
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Mar2006, Vol. 43 Issue 3, p34
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
20081137

 

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