Cracking RSA by listening to the wires and radio waves

A recent paper showed that it is possible to determine the private key of RSA by simply listening to the radio waves emitted from a mobile phone. This is because the RSA method uses multiply and square operations. This can then be observed on a power trace as the processor consumes different amounts of electrical power as it performs the calculations.

Performing the RSA…




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Prof Bill Buchanan OBE

Prof Bill Buchanan OBE

Professor Cryptography. Serial innovator. Believer in fairness, justice & freedom. EU Citizen in heart. Living by the sea. Old World Breaker. New World Creator.

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