Smart Card Fault Injections with High Temperatures
Document typeConference report
Rights accessOpen Access
Power and clock glitch attacks on smart cards can help an attacker to discover some internal secrets or bypass certain security checks. Also, an attacker can manipulate the temperature and supply voltage of the device, thus making the device glitch more easily. If these manipulations are within the device operating conditions, it becomes harder to distinguish between an extreme condition from an attacker. To demonstrate temperature and power supply effect on fault attacks, we perform several tests on an Atmega 163 microcontroller in different conditions. Our results show that this kind of attacks are still a serious threat to small devices, whilst maintaining the manufacturer recommendations.