Re: [Cfrg] considering new topics for CFRG

Trevor Perrin <trevp@trevp.net> Sat, 04 January 2014 06:05 UTC

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On Fri, Jan 3, 2014 at 7:02 PM, Henrick Hellström <henrick@streamsec.se>; wrote:
> On 2014-01-04 03:41, David Wagner wrote:
>>
>> Back in 2005, David Molnar, Matt Piotrowski, David Schultz,
>> and I proposed a simple method for testing for side channel
>> vulnerabilities.
[...]
>
> This method will not detect timing differences caused by cache misses.
> (Think table look-ups, or branch-less pointer swapping.)

The "transcript" idea from David's paper is a nice way to think about
sidechannel security.

For another tool, check out Adam Langley's "ctgrind":

https://github.com/agl/ctgrind


Trevor