Lecture 12

We wrapped up our discussion of ‘circumventing crypto’ with a brief mention of timing/power attacks. For further information about the original attacks, plus suggested countermeasures, see the website of the company Cryptography Research (founded by Paul Kocher, the one who first published the idea of power attacks).

After this, we began our module on systems security by giving an overview and discussing general principles.

In class I also announced that the midterm will be on Oct. 28, covering material through the class on Oct. 21.

PS: In class I mistakenly said that the Saltzer-Schroeder was required reading. While the material we covered in class is, as always, fair game, you are not required to read the article.

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